Meet Erin Jansen
Erin Jansen is considered a Web pioneer. As founder of NetLingo.com since 1995, one of the most popular Internet Dictionaries on the Web, Ms. Jansen manages and markets the award-winning publication. Ranked #676 in Google's Top 1000 Web Sites and voted two years in a row by PC Magazine as a "Top 100 Web Site," NetLingo has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, USA Today, People magazine, and many others. Erin has grown NetLingo to cult status and is credited with creating an industry standard targeted to new users and Internet professionals.
Based on popular demand, Erin published NetLingo.com in print, "NetLingo The Internet Dictionary" and "NetLingo The List: The Largest List of Text & Chat Acronyms." She continues to add new terms to the website and offers free Jargon and Acronym of the Day Emails, as well as iPhone apps, Top 50 Lists, and PDF Guides. Erin tracks tech trends in the blog "Life in the Online World" and provides a paid subscription service "Life Online" so that parents and professionals can stay up-to-date about online issues that matter. Erin's mission is "to educate, entertain, and inform people worldwide about the language of the Internet."
Recognized in December, 2009 as a "Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch" at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Silicon Valley, Ms. Jansen has worked in the Internet industry since 1994 providing an array of skills and services for online initiatives. In addition to being President of a publishing company, she is a consultant for a select group of companies in California. For the past 15 years, Erin has worked in the Internet industry with start-up, corporate and agency companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City, and she has consulted on Internet projects in England, France and Germany.
Erin is both technical and creative when it comes to the Internet. Her experience is broad; from building Web sites to working as an evangelist, Erin has a history of advocating new business models and products on the Web. She specializes in: Web Site Architecture and User Interface Design, Content Development and Management, Internet Business Models and Industry Trends, Online Advertising Campaigns and Affiliate Marketing Programs, Web Traffic Reporting and Analysis, Community Building, E-commerce Solutions, and Online Search.
She is a published writer, public speaker and collaborator. Online at "sistergoldenhair.com" and "erinjansen.com" Erin is one of the original Webgrrls and participated in a number of media broadcasts about cyberspace, including the film "Wild @ Start." She also appeared on an infomercial, held weekly roundtable salon discussions at the Cyber-Café, and participated as a panelist at industry conferences. More recently she appeared on television news programs including The Martha Stewart Show, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and the BBC, and was interviewed on numerous radio programs, while NetLingo has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.
Erin specializes in the development, design, content, and programming of new and improved desktop and mobile websites and she recently served as Director of Online Operations at the Advertising Research Foundation in New York City. Prior to that, Erin worked with venture capital funded start-ups based in Silicon Valley, including Alternative Health Journal and MyThings. She also worked at an advertising agency and served as team lead for the Microsoft account in Seattle. Prior to becoming a consultant for 5 years, Erin worked at OfficeDepot.com where she developed an online magazine for the USA's largest office products retailer. Her work during this time involved content creation, acquisition and management, navigational layout, graphic design, and online marketing for start-ups and start-up divisions.
During 1997 she was an early employee and Online Crusader at CNET: The Computer Network. As one of three corporate consultants for CNET's clients, she became an expert in online advertising. Erin helped define the standards used today for online advertising goals, creative, placement and strategy. She served on the International Committee of the IAB and spoke at the Builder.com Conference. Erin moved to Silicon Valley in 1995 to develop content and steer online marketing for CareerMosaic.com, a leading employment-search site.
In 1994, she founded Non-Stop Internet Inc., a Web design agency in New York City that produced 20+ Web sites, including SoHoNYC.com, one of the Web's first community sites. Prior to that she was in sales and championed online marketing programs at Virtual Yellow Pages, one of the first indexed directories (early competitors of Yahoo!). Before her Internet career, Erin worked in Direct Mail Marketing for Rock The Vote; she also provided cross-cultural workshops for American women living in foreign countries.
Erin Jansen has a Masters of Science degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics in England, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
- A written interview with Erin
- Watch Erin on the Martha Stewart Show
- Watch Erin on Fox News with Planet Mancow host Erich Muller
- Listen to Erin on the VOA News radio broadcast "Students’ Writing and the Web: Motivator or OMG?"
- Listen to Erin on the Radio Program "Montreal Today"