Brian C. RussellI am a new media instigator who has worn many hats. I put my first video online in 1994, wrote my first blog post in 2002, began Podcasting in September 2004, opened an account on Flickr in 2005, and joined Twitter in 2006. Since then I’ve been very active with all these social media properties but also with Facebook, YouTube, and Google Plus.

In past lives I sculpted, painted, edited film, shot documentaries, ran a coworking business, started a 501c3 called Orange Networking, and coded web pages. I live in Durham, North Carolina. The up-to-the-minute juicy stuff is at instagram.com/brianyesh.

Izzy and Brian, 2017
Izzy and Brian, 2017

I purchased the domain name Yesh.com in 1998. It’s changed a lot. You can see much of this change using the WaybackMachine from the Internet Archives.

Yesh to me means, affirmative times a billion. I first heard it used by a friend as a term of coolness. (ex. Oh Yesh!) Since then I’ve found out that it means “there is” in Hebrew. I’ve read it used in the phrase “Yesh Yahweh” – (There is God) or “Yesh Gvul” – (There is a limit). Also in another context it can be used like ,Yesh lekha khatul (he has a cat) and Yesh lakh khatul (she has a cat). It’s wonderful to have such a positive word for a personal domain name.