Starting on March 1 Julia Allison will publish a weekly social media and web focused column through Tribune Media Services for newspapers and electronic platforms. Allison’s “Social Studies” feature will discuss the ins and outs of widely used programs including Facebook, Twiter, Myspace, and LinkedIn and devices like iPads and smartphones. Allison’s name carries a great deal of weight in the digital media world as she appeared on the cover of the August 2008 edition of Wired and has written for amNew York, Time Out New York, Newsweek, New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The Huffington Post. She also was a key member of Sony VAIO’s ad campaign, working alongside Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning.
Allison said she looks forward to furthering her role as a leading voice in social media.
I fell in love with social media when I taught myself HTML and created my own Web site as a freshman in college. There isn’t a single area in our lives — socially, politically, economically — that hasn’t been touched by the digital revolution. I’ve seen both the highs and lows, and spoken publicly about my experiences at companies, universities, and conferences around the world. As a columnist, I’m now interested in helping readers make sense of this “brave new digital domain.”