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Geeky Girl We Love: Amber Mac


Last month we featured some of the cutest geeky couples and bachelors in the blogoshere, which left many of you wondering - what about the women? Fear not my fine friends, we were just saving the best for last. March is Women's History Month so I figured there was no better way to celebrate than to highlight some of the smartest, most creative and successful women on the internet.

Amber Mac is a Canadian journalist and geeky blogger whose site, Amber Mac, has been one of my favorites since day one. It features videos from her TV reporting, her insight on techie subjects and top headlines. She also happens to be a Mac-addict, which leads me to believe we were meant to be BFF. For the full interview, read more

Geeksugar: Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you become a blogger and when did you start the site?
Amber: I started blogging in 2004 on Blogger.com. As a journalist, my personal blog helps me to have a forum to really post what I find interesting on a daily basis whether it's suitable for a story or not.

Geeksugar: How many hours are you online everyday?
Amber: I probably spend at least 8 hours a day online, maybe more.

Geeksugar: Your first computer was a...
Amber: My first computer was many, many years ago. I'd like to say it was a Mac, but it was definitely a PC (it used 8-inch floppies).

Geeksugar: What the vision for your site and some of the stories you're most proud of?
Amber: My vision for my site is simply a place for me to share things that I find interesting, funny, and clever.

Geeksugar: What is your favorite thing about your job? What is your favorite thing about the site?
Amber: My favourite thing about my job is that I get to actually try to bridge the gap between new media and mainstream media. As for my site, I love that no one monitors what I'm posting so I can say whatever I like. It's pure web freedom.

Geeksugar: Any funny stories about being a blogger?
Amber: The funniest story I have about being a blogger is when I posted that I had free Joost invites (40 of them) and I got hundreds and hundreds of replies.


Geeksugar: How many blogs are in your RSS reader?
Amber: I read dozens of blogs, but mostly I love BoingBoing.net.

Geeksugar: Describe a typical day at work for you.
Amber: I wake up at 7am, surf the web, eat some breakfast, go for a run, head to Citytv for our daily news meeting, and then it's game-on for the day. I file a news report every day, so it's busy but fulfilling.

Geeksugar: Name a blogger you admire and tell us why.
Amber: I admire Cory Doctorow from BoingBoing because he's always finding cool new stuff.

Geeksugar: How do you feel about being called a "geek"?
Amber: I love being called a geek, it's an honor.

Geeksugar: What is the geekiest thing about yourself?
Amber: I love web usability.

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