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well hi there...

i call my self sistergoldenhair on the Web because it's my handle good buddy. you've found your way to my homepage--> a place where i talk candidly about my experiences and involvement with the net. as one of the original Webgrrls in new york city since 1994, i've been "spinning since the beginning" and spending my time chatting, surfing, sending e-mail, moderating forums, developing content, defining terms, giving speeches, analyzing trends, producing Web sites, project managing, e-commerce consulting, sizing up the international market, checking out the industry scene, writing, interviewing, crusading in the high-tech industry, and going virtual...
hey, welcome to one girl's online world 0*-)

what do i do?

many things, but in terms of a career, i am an entrepreneur and founder of the award-winning Web site NetLingo.com - it is a dictionary of online jargon that is considered a standard for Internet-related terminology. people love it. online since 1994, it's grown to be ranked #656 in Google's Top 1000 Web Sites. it's also considered one of the top three Web sites ever in the online dictionary genre. so i'm a lexicographer: one who edits a dictionary. i'm also a writer with a cult following ;-) because i keep it updated and send out a monthly newsletter. i appear on tv and radio programs as an online language expert and i contribute to news organizations and journalists worldwide, including the BBC and William Safire. it was published as a book in 2002 and sold thousands of copies worldwide!
here is some of the press coverage. one of the most rewarding aspects about my writing is hearing from grateful people all over the world who are thankful to have this kind of information explained in layman's terms. doing this kind of work is a passion of mine, it is something that rewards me in return and something i can always wrap the next entrpreneurial dream around -- like the day when it morphs into a customized version for an international organization like the UN, and gets translated into many foreign languages in order to educate people worldwide about the Internet -- content matters.

i work...

i've worked on NetLingo.com part-time ever since the Web became a commercialized product in 1994. during that time i've also worked full-time at some of the most recognizable names in the Internet industry. i specialize in content development, online editorial and online marketing. my professional site is erinjansen.com, it contains my resume, my client list, and my bio.

and i travel...

one of my personal contributions to the net comes by way of UponArrival - an online *pub of info* for Americans who live in a foreign country and want to learn about culture shock. good fortune allowed me the opportunity of living in big cities across America and Europe and i studied cross-cultural adaptation en pursuant to my masters degree at the London School of Economics. when i first became a writer, i was published in Paris, and i got certified and gave cross-cultural workshops with the information contained herein. it is an academic contribution and my way of fulfilling the international netizen purpose. i love to travel. i've been to every state in the U.S. except Alaska and toured extensively throughout Europe. i'm particularly fond of traveling to wine regions to expand my knowledge of food, wine and culture. My latest trek was a 5-week pilgrimage across Northern Spain while walking the The Camino to Santiago!


i love life...so groovy, here are few more homepage links:


as seen in kansas city + los angeles + london + paris + munich + san francisco + half moon bay + ojai + seattle + new york city + more . . .