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(CNN) -- While many blogs are seldom read outside the bedroom they're written in, Frenchman Loc Le Meur's are hard to miss.


Loc Le Meur says he wants to spark debate with his blogs.

The 35-year-old has emerged as one of the world's most prominent digital diarists, pushing the boundaries of the blogosphere through his postings and technical innovations.

As a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Le Meur launched the WEF's own blog in 2004 and has been advising and blogging for the Forum ever since.

This year, he will be providing exclusive daily blog updates from the Forum's annual Davos event for CNN.

Le Meur earned his Internet stripes as an entrepreneur, emerging unscathed from the dotcom rollercoaster years having successfully sold on four startups.

Le Meur has just launched his new startup, Seesmic, launching a global video conversation on the Internet and remains a prolific blogger and vlogger with what has been acclaimed as France's best known Web diary. He says his daily show is followed by 50 000 people a month.

A former student of the French Business school HEC, Le Meur says he wants to "initiate conversations" with his various blogs.

Le Meur is also the brains behind LeWeb3, the Europe-leading Internet conference that gathered more than 1,800 participants from 40 countries, including Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres and designer Philippe Starck.

Le Meur -- who when he's not hunched over a keyboard, enjoys kite boarding, sailing and golf -- controversially backed Nicolas Sarkozy in last year's French elections, spearheading the politician's digital campaign. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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