Leone Kraus

Leone Kraus

At a Glance:

Leone Kraus has been a Project Contributor since August 2010, has written 57 entries and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Leone is a Masters candidate at New York University for a degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

During the day, Leone works in the business development department of Blue State Digital. At night and on the weekends when she is not attending classes or doing homework, she pens her marketing, PR and social media blog, krausnotes.com. She also aids a variety of LGBT clients with their social media and public relations needs.

Leone became a social media addict as early as the 1990s, just as Aol, which was then known as America Online, became popular. Otherwise isolated in the depths of the Midwest, chat rooms provided a great way to meet like-minded peers and other LGBT youth. Leone immediately recognized the pivotal role of these new platforms in bringing people together. Now, she is analyzing social media and its ability to engage, and to enhance and amplify the Equality for All messaging.

You can connect with Leone on any of the following social media platforms:

Facebook Fan Page: Kraus Notes
Twitter: @LeoneKraus
LinkedIn: Leone Kraus

Note: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are her own and do not represent those of her employer or clients.

Leone Kraus: Recently Filed

Is Facebook 'Going Gay' or Honoring Spirit Day?

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm jazzed that Facebook is going purple tomorrow, but I'm not so jazzed about Mashable's need to add such a flashy headline - "Facebook's Going a Little Gay for Spirit Day" to encourage pageviews. Apparently, neither were readers of the post.Read More


Take This Survey: Social Media & the LGBT Community

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you follow my blog or posts on Bilerico, then you know that social media and ethics are key topics of interest to me, which is why I've chosen to do my final graduate paper on the topic.Read More


Tyler Clementi One Year Later: An Interview with Jim Swimm

Filed by Leone Kraus | September 22, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Jim Swimm was the one who found Tyler Clementi floating face down in the Hudson. A year after his death, I asked Jim if it would be okay to interview him about it and how his life has changed because of it.Read More


Formspring.me Is Damaging Our LGBT Youth

Filed by Leone Kraus | September 21, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Buffalo, New York teenager Jamey Rodermeyer recently took his own life after enduring anti-gay bullying for months - especially online and specifically Formspring.me. It's important to know what tools are being used against our community if we plan on combatting it.Read More


LGBT Social Media Ethics: Is That Really You?

Filed by Leone Kraus | August 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A fellow Bilerico contributor and I got into a Twitter debate over the Lez Get Real case.Read More