I am a writer, blogger, communicator and tech entrepreneur living in NY (with cyber super powers). My weapons are my computers, techie gadgets, good broadband, international access satellite and other multimedia devices. As much as being an opinionated New Yorker is my main characteristic, common sense, irony and humor are key to my daily survival. Listening to the news on a daily basis can wreak havoc on one’s good mood. I’m sure you’ll agree.
So, this cyber superhero works out of a multimedia, multi-screen office. While computers are my work tools, local and international satellite news networks are my constant companions and not-so-secret informers. They are always on in the background as I work. I call these resources my windows to the world. E-mail, SMS, Twitter and Skype are my preferred ways of connecting. You can find me on Skype if you search for MariaNYC.
By the way, due to my outspoken support of various movements against quite well-known bad guys around the world such as Chavez and his acolytes, Ahmadinejad, Correa, extremists such as RWNJs, etc., you can only see my virtual super-heroine picture. No doubt anonymity it’s a must for any super-hero, especially when fighting injustice and corruption. I’m sure you all understand. And those of you who have seen me, and know me, well, consider yourselves lucky. As a good student of journalism –for I have a degree in English– what is written here, my opinion, is usually based on reliable sources, and I often cite them and place a link.
Your comments are always welcome.
All I ask is, please keep it nice, no insulting and I’ll approve you, even in dissent. For I believe in democracy and a true test of democracy is freedom of expression.
P.S. I googled myself and found that there are other, younger new Maria NYC’s. So, please be wary of other Google results that have nothing to do with yours truly. I only publish in this blog. I had a Facebook profile that I barely used. I shut it down long ago. I’m not too crazy about their privacy issues, given all the information they ask of you. I find it too intrusive and don’t like the fact that FB inadvertently became a useful tool for the Iranian regime to persecute the brave Green Movement protesters –and their networks of friends– inside Iran in 2008. (That’s me protesting Facebook and its privacy issues.)
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing you here again.