About

I was born in Budapest, and escaped the evils of communism at a young age. When I was four, I jumped a fence, fought a guard, disarmed fifteen land mines, and swam across the Atlantic to New York City. Basically. (A more truthful, less exaggerated version of my coming to America story can be found here.)

I grew up on Roosevelt Island, where I buried a pet in a traffic circle, played street hockey, and never learned how to drive. I now reside in Albany Park, on the Northwest side of Chicago. I’m an amateur gardener, neighborhood and internet activist, avid animal lover, gamer, pauper, empress, reformed goth and recovering party-girl, wanna-be part-time (still scared) vlogger and award-winning poet.

twitter me @FruzsE

e-mail my gmail @ fruzsina.eordogh

Following the shuttering of True/Slant and my refusal to continue writing about student finances for AOL, I currently freelance,  write a monthly street art column for  Chicago Art Magazine, contribute to  various Patch sites serving the north suburbs, and I maintain a hyperlocal blog/forum (with an emphasis on community service) about my neighborhood.

After working at the start-up digital publication the Daily Dot from June 2011 – 2012, I am freelance once again (again by choice), this time for the SAY Media properties ReadWriteWeb and xoJane. I am starting to blog again about my neighborhood, despite my feelings about EveryBlock.

January 2013 update:  After a twoish-monthlong stint blogging at Slate, my first op/ed for the Guardian is here. I still write for the now rebranded ReadWrite.

October 2013 update: The start-up VideoInk did not pan out due to differences, and NewMediaRockstars (where I occasionally freelanced) has been shut down. I’ve been blogging for Vice’s Motherboard since March and LadyBits on Medium since August. I don’t bother with Thought Catalog anymore as they never paid me and don’t respond to my emails regarding payment.

Media Appearances

Radio

http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/mar/09/attack-reply-girls/

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2012/11/19/29320/offensive-racist-content-online-shame-public-teens/

Interviews

2011

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/redeye/2011/02/play-girls-the-life-of-a-female-gamer-in-chicago.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/sep/11/hollywood-leaks-hackers

http://news.sky.com/story/886613/the-hollywood-hackers-making-stars-sweat

2012

http://nol.hu/lap/rivalda/20120330-kritikus__trend__gyelo__orkutya

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-attn-andrea-education-dropouts-idUSBRE82Q0Y120120327

http://gameological.com/2012/07/fruzsina-eordogh-youtube-reporter/

2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/feb/23/mandiant-unit-61398-china-hacking

http://crainssocial.com/article/how-i-use-social-media-to-do-my-job-writer-fruzsina-eordogh/401

TV/Livestreaming/News Hangouts

2012

Social Media PTSD: http://blog.muckrack.com/post/38134020528/muckedup-chat-tuesday-social-media-ptsd

2013

The College Drop Out Crisis: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/college-dropout-crisis/51014eae2b8c2a03d900030b

Designer Vaginas: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/labiaplasty-surgery-vagina-/51630ea678c90a2f24000459

2014

How Freelancers Define Success: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/third-metric-freelancers-and-success/52f90c7e78c90a53980000ff

Conferences/Panels/Public Speaking 

2010

Columbia College; Sixty Inches from Center contemporary graffiti exhibit, closing panel

http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/visual-arts/node/29449

2011

University of Chicago; CCIJ Conference, panel on hyperlocal blogging

http://event.uchicago.edu/maincampus/detail.php?guid=CAL-402882f8-326849bc-0132-6e6be15e-00000159eventscalendar@uchicago.edu

2012

North Park University; Guest speaker for Asst. Prof Kristie Vuocolo’s Spring semester journalism class

2014

SXSW; Reddit panel on Is it Possible to Change Someone’s View Online?

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP21917



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