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Anastasia Ashman
Worked at San Francisco social media & tech startup; New York publishing & tech media; Hollywood entertainment industry
Attended Bryn Mawr College, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, American Film Institute, Berkeley High
Lives in 9 cities, 4 countries
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Are you on #Flipboard ? I'm testing it out as a #curation platform with  magazines on #socialjustice, "SJW: There's nothing wrong with wanting to right the world", and forward thinking in #culture , #media , #tech & #digitallife . See what you think and say hi there!
By Anastasia Ashman | There's nothing wrong with wanting to right the world.
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Awesome interview of +Katherine Belliel and +Rose Deniz by +Mary-Lea Cox of +Displaced Nation! #expats   #Turkey   #anthology   #editors  #writing #culture #foodie #Turkish 
When the Displaced Nation first started, Anastasia Ashman, an American living in Istanbul, was running a blog tailored to the needs of the “thinking expat.” It seemed almost too good to be true: a ...
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que hermoso cuadro !
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 Here's where you find out what I think about the war on drugs and Pokemon, among other things that came up in my #Reddit #AMA 
EDIT: Thanks everyone for coming and for your great questions. I'm still answering new ones coming in so post yours. Looking at life through a...
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Thanks to Douglas Soltys of #MobileSyrup for his thoughts on Selfish, the new #visualstory iOS app we just launched in #Canada. "Users can also invite their friends to collaborate on story streams, adding their own moments and providing a, well... social element that has been sorely lacking from other applications in this space." #startups   #launched  #storytelling 
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#HowTo  Make Your Living #HolidayLetter :  why not try a #livingstory (ongoing, informal, everyone can comment!) to recap 2014's most memorable moments in images and text and your hopes for 2015 -- and have fun with your friends and family while you do it? Here's a special link to a brand new, free,  interactive #visualstory app to help you do it!

Questions, need help? Ask me and I will get you set up.

#happyholidays   #yearendletter   #familyandfriends   #groupstory   #livingselfish   #transmedia   #storytelling   #holidayseason  
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Here's the link to download on your iPhone https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/d6005e10743def0633866f8e51b10902 (it's not in the stores yet, this will access an open beta in the dev environment)
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Thrilled to see #ExpatHarem top this list of best #expatbooks in the #Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. Thanks to Expat Harem book and blog writer +Catherine Yiğit  for the heads up!

Leyla Yvonne Ergil writes, “Many an expat has penned their experiences of living of #Turkey in captivating accounts of the beauty of the landscape and #cultural divides...some of the best reads to laugh, commiserate, and experience the wonder that is #Istanbul through foreign eyes.”

#expatlit   #expatriate #expats  
Sit down with a good read this summer about the escapades of fellow expats in Turkey | Daily Sabah
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We're looking for #digitalmedia pioneers and adventurous, #creative people to work with us as we get the kinks out of the technology, and gear up for a global launch. We’re a work-in-progress, and we want to pay YOU for your own works-in-progress.   #visualartists  #visualart #illustrators #photographers   #writers   #screenwriters   #storyboards   #visualcontent   #visualstory   #story   #storytelling   #storytellers   #writing  #blogging #earlyadopters #callforsubs  
I’m heading community and content in a new semi-private social networking tool for visual storytelling called Selfish. We’re about to launch our beta iOS apps in Russia and Canada, then in the US and
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I often see patterns emerging across all my information feeds, from thousands of sources in my realms of culture, media and publishing, technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. What bubbles to the surface across multiple fields is what’s in my larger future.

A reminder: you’re the curator of your own timelines. Let them be your advance warning system for sea-changes and meaningful shifts of all kinds.

#social #socialcontext  #socialmedia #branding #contentmarketing #storytelling   #onlinecommunity   #digitalcommunity  
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I’m doing an #AMA on #Reddit Thursday February 5 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.

AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything”, an interview where everyone can participate.

Come ask me some questions?
 
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So thrilled to share this #expatlit news!

+Katherine Belliel and +Rose Deniz  (#ExpatHarem book and blog writers you'll recognize whom I've had the privilege and pleasure of working with for many years) are now calling for submissions to their new #anthology for #expat women writers who've lived in Turkey.

It's called Expat Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the #Turkish Table.

As they explain,

"Follow in the footsteps of Tales from the Expat Harem by going deep into personal, introspective experiences that have a love and respect for the local culture and traditions.

"Sofra invites you to a second course by taking a seat at the Turkish table.

"Just as the sofra is the heart of the Turkish hearth, we want stories that are steeped in the experience of being an expat in #Turkey. The editors have a combined twenty-five years in Turkey and are editing this compilation of essays to give back to the culture that has nourished their lives abroad."

If you've lived in Turkey for at least a year, or know someone who has, take a look at the #callforsubmissions, open to April 1, 2015.

"At the heart of every story is a flavor. Expats pack their bags with spices from home to find that incorporating it into meals, and subsequently their life abroad, can require trial and error, a sense of humor, and even failure. Relationships flop. Meals get burnt. Life abroad does not taste the same. But it evolves. Becomes enriched. And can even become decadent."

#expatwriters   #expatriates   #expatriatewriting  
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Thanks for recommending #ExpatHarem as a top ten read on #Turkey, Elle Loftis in Today's Zaman newspaper!

#expatlit   #expatriate   #expatreading   #expatwriting   #travelwriting   #Turkish   #expats   #expatriates #anthology #travelanthology
August is here, Ramadan is over, and a lot of people are squeezing in last-minute »»
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So pleased to support #digitech thinker and my fellow +Seal Press   #author +Sarah Granger 's #booklaunchparty   for The #DigitalMystique. Long before I moved to SF and met her at #TEDx Bay Area's #GlobalWomenEntrepreneurs, I was following Sarah on Twitter and she was virtually taking me to the conferences and into the conversations I love about how #digitallife is shaping the way we learn, grow, and thrive. Come out if you can!
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Education
  • Bryn Mawr College, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, American Film Institute, Berkeley High
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A native Berkeleyan on a global roller coaster
Introduction

A native Berkeleyan, I’ve been on a global rollercoaster: fired in Hollywood, abandoned on a snake-infested island off Borneo, married in an Ottoman palace, interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show. Plus, I've got a Bryn Mawr College degree in Classical Archaeology, of all things. 

I'm a creative person who delivers projects, small to large, multidisciplinary and multicultured. I draw on my New York publishing & Hollywood entertainment industry experience with unique global dexterity from 14 years of international living. An entrepreneur with a knack for connecting people through online content and culture, I have a track record of empowering people around the web's new vulnerability, visibility and voice. 

Bragging rights
asked for directions wherever i go
Work
Occupation
Digital Media Entrepreneur. Product Creative Director. Content & Community Strategist. Writer/Producer. Global Mentor.
Skills
Social media, communication & collaboration tools (including Basecamp, Highrise, JIRA, Confluence, Trello, Google + communities and hangouts, Linqto webvideo), community management incl conducting critique groups & masterminds, administrating private groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and GooglePlus, Twitter. Web publishing (HTML, WordPress, Thesis & Premise framework), curation (Scoopit, Storify, Pinterest), Google analytics.
Employment
  • San Francisco social media & tech startup; New York publishing & tech media; Hollywood entertainment industry
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Currently
9 cities, 4 countries
Previously
Berkeley - Bryn Mawr - Rome - New York - Los Angeles - Penang - Kuala Lumpur - Istanbul - San Francisco