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by Ryan Baldwin

Julia Allison is a bona fide celebrity icon – and I mean that in the truest sense of the word.  Unlike some of her infamous counterparts, Julia’s luminary status has been achieved without duping, disgusting or selling out to the viewing public.  And even though none of us actually knows Julia in “real life,” she is possibly more real to her fans than most of her fans’ Facebook friends are to each other.

Let me back up.  Four years ago, Julia was not much different [read more...]

Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker

Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker

Part 1: How to Make Internet Fame Work for You

Wired is known for out-of-the-box covers. But when it put notorious Manhattan media lightning rod Julia Allison on its cover, blogs and Twitters lit up from the Valley to New York. People loved it and people hated it— just like Allison herself. But they all took notice— just like they do of Allison.

Behind the endless Gawker posts and photo shoots, Allison is a master of making the online mob work for you. It’s not as effortless as it seems. [read more...]

A woman’s place in this industry has been heavy on my mind lately. First, there was that whole Playboy thing that so many people freaked out about, then this odd occurrence at the TechCrunch party (more funny in its textbook “what-you-don’t-say” quality than truly offensive) and the most recent visit to the Valley from the girl no one can agree on: Miss Julia Allison. As you know from reading this blog, I like Julia. Is she any kind of serious tech or business journalist? No. But she’s not trying to be. After having many a [read more...]

New York Magazine – The Microfame Game

June 2, 2008 – Die Welt: “Ich bin Carrie Bradshaw 2.0”

May 31, 2008 – Tagesspiegel: “Der Sahnetortenfaktor

May 23, 2008 – Financial Times Germany: “Das Gesetz der Serie”

NY Daily News

Blackbook magazine