More About the Author
The London Times named Blue "one of the 40 bloggers who really count"
"Violet Blue is omnipresent on the Web." -Forbes
"Violet Blue is the leading sex educator for the Internet generation." --Webnation
"America's leading (very) public intellectual sexologist, Violet Blue." --The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com) is a top 25 Forbes "Web Celeb" and one of Wired's "Faces of Innovation." Blue is regarded as the foremost sexuality and technology futurist and sex-positive pundit in mainstream media (such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Attack of The Show and The Tyra Banks Show). A published feature writer and columnist for CBSi/ZDNet, Violet also has many award-winning, best selling books. Her books are featured on Oprah's website.
She is regularly interviewed, quoted and featured prominently by major publications and media outlets including Wired (and Wired UK), Newsweek, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Salon.com, BBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Cinematical, PBS: Mediashift, CBS, The History Channel, Esquire, Jane, Maxim, Marie Claire and more. Violet is the author and editor of over thirty award-winning, best selling books and was the notorious sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a renowned blogger, high-profile tech personality, the first female podcaster, currently a reporter for long-running web TV show Geek Entertainment Television, and professional speaker, including two Google Tech Talks at Google, Inc.
Violet Blue's many books have won numerous awards and accolades and have been translated into seven languages. Blue connects with an audience of over 7 million a month with her podcast "Open Source Sex", named for the intersection of technology and sex, and the free-flowing information exchange of the open source software movement.
Forbes called her podcast "One of the Internet's most popular podcasts."
In addition to mainstream media features and guest blogging for sites such as Laughing Squid, Blue writes for media outlets such as Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, MacLife, and UN sponsored international health organization, RH Reality Check. She has contributed essays to eleven nonfiction books about sex and culture, and has been cited and quoted as a sex and future tech expert in print outlets ranging from Wired UK's "Experts Predict The Future" feature to David Levy's "Love + Sex With Robots."
Violet lectures about Internet sexuality to cyberlaw classes at UC Berkeley (Boalt; Samuelson Law Clinic), human sexuality programs at UCSF, volunteers as an advisor and instructor about sexual health and human sexuality to sex crisis counselors at community teaching institutions. She is considered an expert in the field of sex and technology, and has been invited to speak about the topic at conferences ranging from O'Reilly's ETech, Gnomedex, LeWeb and SXSW: Interactive and has given two Google Tech Talks at Google, Inc.
Oft-quoted and sourced, Violet has been a published writer in the field of sex and culture since 1999, was the first female podcaster and is a respected digital privacy advocate.