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Lakelanders: Plan to Attend the Next Local Tweetup

Credit: Graphisoft Heads up, Lakelanders. There’s a local tweetup headed your way. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. We’re meeting at Tony’s Studio B Wine Bar in Downtown Lakeland. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a tweetup, and I have to say, I’m excited about it. It reminds me of one of my favorite former Lakelanders, Chuck Welch, who helped me get into the blogging world back in 2007, and was one of my first Twitter friends. We created accounts, then sat back and waited for other Lakelanders to catch on to the new social media platform. These days, Lakeland has a pretty...

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‘Merica & Sex Play Prominent Roles in Super Bowl Ads

If you kept one eye on Twitter while watching the Super Bowl commercials last night, you know viewers overall were underwhelmed by the commercials. Still, in the sea of mediocrity, stupidity and WTF-inducing head scratching, there were some winners. Some of us who watched last night’s #AdBowl share our choices for winners and losers: Danielle’s favorite: Budweiser- A Hero’s Welcome I might be a little biased, but I think everyone has a friend or family member who has served in the military, so this commercial is very relatable. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one crying when I saw the message, “Every soldier deserves...

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Patch and Release- AOL Unloads Floundering Hyperlocal Sites

Six years, $300+ million and 800 towns later, AOL has admitted it has no way of fixing Patch. It sold majority interest on Wednesday. Full story here. The gist of this story is that hyperlocal blogs aren’t scalable. It states that the only hyperlocal blogs that have been successful seem to be those that emerged organically, and frequently are driven by a single person. I can vouch for that. Remember the heyday of Lakeland Local? This hyperlocal blog started by former Lakeland resident Chuck Welch was wildly popular for years, until Welch relocated out of state. After his departure, Lakeland Local never was the same. Chuck was the heart and...

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