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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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END OF THE DECADE PROJECT: LonelyGirl15



END OF THE DECADE PROJECT: LonelyGirl15
NEWSWEEK
December 3, 2009
By Julia Allison

LonelyGirl15: the post-modern Hughesian icon for the Face-space generation.

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Sixteen years old, with widely spaced brown eyes – and those crazy eyebrows! – Bree’s first video as “LonelyGirl15” on her eponymous YouTube channel had all the sophistication of a pink fuzzy diary (with over 100 million people leafing through the pages) and all the plot … well, it didn’t really have much of a plot at all. Ostensibly the clear-skinned home-schooled daughter of super religious parents, somewhere in a generic IKEA outfitted room in the heartland, she [read more...]

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Debate
By Julia Allison

I’m not against expletives as a rule – they’re handy when putting together IKEA furniture or attempting to follow a Martha Stewart recipe or when your boyfriend finishes in less than 120 seconds.

But on live television?  In the morning?  When you haven’t been drinking, Danny-Devito-on-the-View style?  Ehhh … Not so much.

It’s not necessarily that Jane Fonda’s “cunt” or Diane Keaton’s “fucking” were such big deals in and of themselves.  Context is key, and theirs were innocuous – the former, to describe a play about, well, vaginas – the latter, [read more...]

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Debate: Is it Pointless to Defend Your Online Reputation?
By Julia Allison

I don’t believe the internet should be a state of nature – but it is.  There is no justice here, and it’s futile to seek it within the traditional confines of a bricks and mortar court of law, not because it’s morally acceptable for people to defame you – for the record, it’s not – but because it’s a waste of time.  The legal system is just no match for the internet: you’ll lose.  And then what?  Your google cache will be [read more...]