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Want to know ***What Your Facebook Profile REALLY Says About You??*** I’d appreciate it MUCHO if you would VOTE & COMMENT on my SXSW proposal. Whether or not you can come to Austin in March, you can always watch all the panels online so you won’t miss out! SXSW is hugely IMPORTANTE to me so your support is very much appreciated. Deadline for voting & commenting is Aug 27. Here’s the skinny on my proposal: I’m teaming up with Facebook Scientist and professor of psychology at UT-Austin, Sam Gosling PH.D., to discuss the ins and outs of FB profiles. In a world where “snooping” on people’s digital identities is becoming easier and easier, should we hold back or let it all hang out? What do our casual comments, updates and quotes relay to our friends, family, co-workers and potential employers? Also, do our Facebook pages represent the “real” us… or just the “us” we’d like to portray to society? If you voted for my proposal last year (thank you so much by the way! I had a great time speaking in Austin last March!) you just need to sign in. Otherwise making an account takes literally 1 min & the SXSW organizers are NOT spammers, I promise! Click here to read more about my proposal and hopefully submit your vote!

Want to know ***What Your Facebook Profile REALLY Says About You??*** I’d appreciate it MUCHO if you would VOTE & COMMENT on my SXSW proposal. Whether or not you can come to Austin in March, you can always watch all the panels online so you won’t miss out! SXSW is hugely IMPORTANTE to me so your support is very much appreciated. Deadline for voting & commenting is Aug 27. Here’s the skinny on my proposal: I’m teaming up with Facebook Scientist and professor of psychology at UT-Austin, Sam Gosling PH.D., to discuss the ins and outs of FB profiles. In a world where “snooping” on people’s digital identities is becoming easier and easier, should we hold back or let it all hang out? What do our casual comments, updates and quotes relay to our friends, family, co-workers and potential employers? Also, do our Facebook pages represent the “real” us… or just the “us” we’d like to portray to society? If you voted for my proposal last year (thank you so much by the way! I had a great time speaking in Austin last March!) you just need to sign in. Otherwise making an account takes literally 1 min & the SXSW organizers are NOT spammers, I promise! Click here to read more about my proposal and hopefully submit your vote!

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May
13th
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PHOTO: My cat Bora in our old house in Venice.
I’m in the middle of one of the strangest email exchanges of my life. Because of my job as a Mobile TV personality who ASKS people to collab with her on story ideas, I get a lot of weird emails. I mean A LOT. I also get a lot of awesome emails from viewers with terrific ideas for videos. Usually, I do not write back to the “weird” ones. Yesterday, I got tempted… and did! Now I’m talking with an alien who’s had a sex change! LOL! Why does this amuse me so much? Do you think there’s any harm in keeping this dialogue up… except wasted time??? I know this guy is messing with me but he’s also cracking me up!
Here’s the exchange:
The initial email:

Hi Dear
Did you for get about me?
So whats new?  Looks like your caught in my strips of time. I’m still alive. the alien.

My response:

How do we know each other?

His response:

Well long story. I’m the camera man that use to work with you. they say I’m dead but thats a lie. Like that guy that says the homes made out of old shipping container is his designs. They are mine. And He is just a thief that got a hold of my work and some of my money. There is investigators going around catching those criminals that stole my work thing I was dead. So do you know Carson Daily? I was on his show along time ago. I was a girl then. I had a sex change. Anita James. This is an upside down world.

PHOTO: My cat Bora in our old house in Venice.

I’m in the middle of one of the strangest email exchanges of my life. Because of my job as a Mobile TV personality who ASKS people to collab with her on story ideas, I get a lot of weird emails. I mean A LOT. I also get a lot of awesome emails from viewers with terrific ideas for videos. Usually, I do not write back to the “weird” ones. Yesterday, I got tempted… and did! Now I’m talking with an alien who’s had a sex change! LOL! Why does this amuse me so much? Do you think there’s any harm in keeping this dialogue up… except wasted time??? I know this guy is messing with me but he’s also cracking me up!

Here’s the exchange:

The initial email:

Hi Dear

Did you for get about me?

So whats new? Looks like your caught in my strips of time. I’m still alive. the alien.

My response:

How do we know each other?

His response:

Well long story. I’m the camera man that use to work with you. they say I’m dead but thats a lie. Like that guy that says the homes made out of old shipping container is his designs. They are mine. And He is just a thief that got a hold of my work and some of my money. There is investigators going around catching those criminals that stole my work thing I was dead. So do you know Carson Daily? I was on his show along time ago. I was a girl then. I had a sex change. Anita James. This is an upside down world.

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Apr
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My red carpet moment at the Streamys is up on Getty Images. I’m going to make the “Amanda, if you will” music video remix just you wait. ;) This was taken moments before I was hit in the head by the enormous ear of a man dressed as a giant, yellow, sort of anime-looking bunny. I could not make this stuff up. Srsly. Despite the technical snafus, it was great to spend an evening celebrating Web Video (or in my case Mobile TV!). I was proud to be there promoting FLO TV and Sometimesdaily.com.

My red carpet moment at the Streamys is up on Getty Images. I’m going to make the “Amanda, if you will” music video remix just you wait. ;) This was taken moments before I was hit in the head by the enormous ear of a man dressed as a giant, yellow, sort of anime-looking bunny. I could not make this stuff up. Srsly. Despite the technical snafus, it was great to spend an evening celebrating Web Video (or in my case Mobile TV!). I was proud to be there promoting FLO TV and Sometimesdaily.com.

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Apr
12th
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Had a nice time at The Streamy Awards last night. My girl Zadi Diaz took home “Best Web Series Host”… that made me happy. Great to see a true pioneer and renaissance woman (producer, editor, writer, host) win. Walking the red carpet was fun… aside for the highly peculiar experience of having a guy in a giant yellow bunny costume continuously hit me in the head with his ears as I made my way along. NOTE TO SELF: DO NOT WALK RED CARPET DIRECTLY BEFORE MAN IN FURRY ANIMAL COSTUME. Before the show I was privileged to meet Bernie Su, winner of Best Writer of a Drama Web Series. He explained that his series, Compulsions, is a little like a web version of The Sopranos.. so I’m definitely going to check it out. I also spoke with Ashley Scranton and Doug Bresler, two of the peeps behind Eli’s Dirty Jokes (Eli was there too!). At the Cicada Club Afterparty I caught up with dear friends… Steve Garfield, Ze Frank, Annie Tsai, Kent Nichols, Brigitte Dale, and finally met iJustine who was super nice. Here’s a pic Steve took of the two of us. She had about 42 different electronic devices hanging from her wrist to which I remarked, “You weren’t joking… you really *are* the internet”. So it’s true! She is! I can vouch! Congrats to all the nominees and winners… and see you all again next year! :)

Had a nice time at The Streamy Awards last night. My girl Zadi Diaz took home “Best Web Series Host”… that made me happy. Great to see a true pioneer and renaissance woman (producer, editor, writer, host) win. Walking the red carpet was fun… aside for the highly peculiar experience of having a guy in a giant yellow bunny costume continuously hit me in the head with his ears as I made my way along. NOTE TO SELF: DO NOT WALK RED CARPET DIRECTLY BEFORE MAN IN FURRY ANIMAL COSTUME. Before the show I was privileged to meet Bernie Su, winner of Best Writer of a Drama Web Series. He explained that his series, Compulsions, is a little like a web version of The Sopranos.. so I’m definitely going to check it out. I also spoke with Ashley Scranton and Doug Bresler, two of the peeps behind Eli’s Dirty Jokes (Eli was there too!). At the Cicada Club Afterparty I caught up with dear friends… Steve Garfield, Ze Frank, Annie Tsai, Kent Nichols, Brigitte Dale, and finally met iJustine who was super nice. Here’s a pic Steve took of the two of us. She had about 42 different electronic devices hanging from her wrist to which I remarked, “You weren’t joking… you really *are* the internet”. So it’s true! She is! I can vouch! Congrats to all the nominees and winners… and see you all again next year! :)

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Mar
7th
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Sometimesdaily is in the most recent issue of GQ Japan for our part in the Evan Ratliff hunt. Yipee!!

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