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AroundThe.Net launches - whips their hair back and forth

AroundThe.Net - girls in and around tech

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm CST - 2 mins, 32 secs reading time

People of the world are you ready for a change? AroundThe.Net is a female driven website and video blog about all sorts of tech related content. The ladies started off as a blog post and have exploded into a full-blown website.

AroundThe.Net launches - whips their hair back and forth |

And as all start-ups do, they start off with a bang with a interview done by porn star Raven Alexis who interviews Gigabyte's very own Colin. Now, I know that you're probably thinking "well, get to it, link us already" so here we go. TweakTown introduce, AroundThe.Net:

The idea of AroundThe.Net (ATN) was born from a blog post. Not an impressive blog post by any stretch of the imagination and indeed, it was its sheer banality which galvanized us to action.

One of the few high ranking female execs at a certain chip company had decided to blog about what she believed girls wanted from life, taking it upon herself to explain to the world that what women world over craved the most was the love of a geeky man. A geeky man with no dress sense, no social skills, but who could help us imbecile women fix a computer or mow the lawn.

For those of us "tech girls" who have been gainfully employed in the industry for years, this was a shocking blow and an affront not only to our (not-so-delicate) sensibilities but to our common sense. Why should a woman, a high ranking tech exec at that, presume to speak on behalf of all women or pretend we are all one homogeneously tech-retarded group of blathering bimbos. It's offensive.

Women, just like their male counterparts, fall into a vast variety of categories and - oddly enough - have very different opinions from one another on most things. Yes, even in tech. And no, we're not raging feminists, and we'd never dare to burn our expensive Victoria Secrets bras, thank you very much.

So, how best to showcase the fun, geeky, random side of the business we love than to take four of the most opinionated, passionate, intelligent, well spoken and socially adjusted (perhaps not!) girls in tech and put them together to make videos to entertain, engage or enrage you?

To battle it out with each other and our unsuspecting victims (guests) in a war of wits, to eloquently and elegantly go where no tech show has gone before: to a non cheesy, no nonsense tech show by women, but not for women. But not for men either. But for everyone. A show where pink gets checked at the door and where fluff has no place. A tasteful yet brash, belligerently funny, realistically refreshing approach to covering tech news and the digital toys we care about.

Think, G4TV meets Engadget meets Top Gear, meets TMZ, meets the View....on acid!

You can catch the girls - Sylvie Barak, Raven Alexis, Lydia Leavitt and Nicole Scott - from AroundThe.Net on their site or on their Facebook page, Twitter, YouTube or any number of other places Around the dot net...

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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