A 20-year veteran of newspaper journalism and top female submitter of all time on the late Digg.com, Amy Vernon is sought-after for advice on how to navigate the social web. Amy is an inaugural inductee of the New Jersey Social Media Hall of Fame.
Amy has consulted for a wide variety of clients, ranging from tech startups to international media organizations, on how to harness their community, develop shareable content and put in place best practices in their digital strategy. Amy has blogged for many sites, including VentureBeat, The Next Web, Network World, and Discovery.com's Parentables and has driven literally millions of page views through her work.
JIF. No, I actually use the hard G, but I know it's supposed to be the J. Sorry for lying.
Why should people follow you?
I think I balance sharing interesting information with humor. I don't take myself too seriously.
How much time you spend online?
What will the internet be like in 50 years?
Either really great, or Skynet.
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
Amy focuses on a variety of topics, but really shares what catches her fancy. Sometimes it might be humor; other times it might be articles about online civility and feminism. Some days it's serious articles relating to the business of journalism or social media; others it's photos of her Siberian Husky.
Amy has a strong voice and it's one people respond to. She's generous with her time, but don't waste it. She strives to make the Internet and social media a better place to be.