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Taunt Media was established in Vancouver, BC, Canada on January 1st, 2008, and was founded by Nick Bouton. Taunt was created in order to sponsor, develop, and nurture several community-driven collaborative web site properties in a variety of fields.
Our first project, Protagonize, is a collaborative creative fiction writing community that was launched in late December, 2007. Since launching, Protagonize has built up a large and thriving community of over 16,000 authors, has won a variety prestigious awards, and has been nominated for several more.
Nick Bouton, Founder & Principal
Nick Bouton is a user experience developer and online community architect based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has over 13 years of experience in software and web application design and development, and is passionate about creating and growing online communities.
Nick now operates Taunt Media, a consultancy that sponsors, develops, and nurtures several community-driven collaborative website properties including Protagonize (www.protagonize.com), a collaborative fiction-writing community. Nick majored in Computer Science at UBC, and studied Java development at BCIT. Prior to beginning work at Habañero, he held a variety of positions including as development lead for OpenRoad Communications’ enterprise 2.0 intranet, ThoughtFarmer; as a software engineer at Versatile Mobile Systems, and as technical lead for Tribal DDB Canada in Vancouver.