Out-of-the-Box Blogger of Technology Ins and Outs
Our #FollowFriday-worthy recommendation this week is Amy Lee who blogs for The Huffington Post. Her one-line bio at the publication says, “Amy Lee writes for the Huffington Post about tech, and other things.” Yes, she does write about tech and other things — MANY other things!
Since December of 2010, Amy has been writing about technology from many angles. She blogs about new products that are noteworthy and occasionally shares technology user studies.
One thing I love about Amy is that she blogs about the how’s and why’s of technology companies and their actions in the market and towards their own products and unique technologies. It’s an enlightening perspective, which allows you to think deeper into the way business is handled in the technology and electronic world.
Amy also keeps tabs on the industry executives’ shifts and moves. She often writes about their new posts and explains their new take on companies they have joined or moved from.
Earlier this year the Huffington Post’s Tech Section also began a segment called “Socialized,” which features new social startups, from apps to services to websites – every day. Here Amy contributes almost on a daily basis where she discusses the app or product in the easiest format to digest, with headings like “What it is,” “How it works,” “Why you’d use it,” and “How to get it.” It’s always fun to wait and see what will be her next feature.
Get to Know Amy
Amy is a Roslyn, Long Island native. She recently graduated from Yale in 2010 with a degree in English, Writing Concentration. Now why am I not surprised after enjoying her writing style and beat all this time?
We recently caught Amy in her busy schedule but she still so graciously shared her wit and warmth. See for yourself.
Laughs at: Everything from spam emails to South Park.
Hopes: That even those people who distrust and dislike what could be perceived as an obtrusive and overwhelming digitization of culture and activity will come to appreciate the exciting, the beneficial, and the beautiful in the technological revolution.
Thinks: In 140-character long thoughts — sometimes. Then I shake my head, pick up some Herman Melville and get back into the usual un-tweetified ramble of things.
Reveals: Not too much, especially not online — I spend too much time reading and writing about the dangers of over-sharing on public networks to really let loose in cyberspace.
Dream Coffee Date: Judging solely based on his representation in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” it seems like Ernest Hemingway would be a bracing and rowdy person to spend an hour with. Of the living, I’d love to hang with IBM’s Watson with Alex Trebek as our mediator, just for kicks.
Is Inspired By: The work of William Gibson, who seems to have proved prophetic on any number of things that have come to define modern technology and our relationship with it. And he tweets!
If you or your client is a social startup that makes apps, services or websites, do track down Amy Lee to get featured at Huffington Post!
Follow Amy Lee on Twitter
Read Amy Lee’s articles in The Huffpost Tech
Catch Amy’s features in Huffpost Tech’s “Socialized”
Liz Estrella-Basilio is Elena Verlee’s San Francisco partner at Cross Border Communications. Together they work with start-up to multi-million dollar technology companies who want to get their story heard in traditional, digital and social media.
She recently revived her Twitter account and will be out on the prowl to find those who are truly #FollowFriday-worthy on Twitter. Follow her at @lizestrellab.
Elena is founder of a technology PR agency that works with startups to billion-dollar companies. She is passionate about helping marketers and small business owners with practical publicity strategies, which she's also using for her own bling flip flop company.
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