Scott Karp, cofounder and CEO of Publish2, just announced that the company has closed its first round of funding with Velocity. I’m proud to say that I’ve weaseled my way onto the board. From the first moment I heard that Scott was up to something, I had to know what it was. And when I heard what it was, I had to be involved. Publish2 is a social bookmarking service for journalists. I’m using Publish2 now to save and tag all my links for my book (I’ll publish them here soon) and I really look forward to seeing the community of journalists expand so we can discover what alchemy comes of that. Now, with funding in hand, the company will complete its already-impressive platform and then open up.