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#lkld now

Social media can be an illuminating window into a community and its people. The feed below, which updates constantly, shows images posted to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #lkld. It’s a little experiment in automated social curation I created at (View a full-width version here.)

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New Music Releases: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

It seemed like a reasonable question when I posed it 18 months ago: Since my favorite music service knows my tastes intimately and also knows what new albums are being released, couldn’t it alert me when music I would really like comes out?

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Hello, again

My first blog was called Polk News Watch. I set it up in the fall of 2003 as part of, the website I started for The Ledger, the daily newspaper in Lakeland, Fla., where I live.

Polk News Watch was a spot where readers could discover what other publications were reporting about our part of Central Florida.

The secret sauce was a daily email from Google News that fed me news stories mentioning Lakeland, Polk County, Winter Haven and several other local cities.  I developed the most interesting links into blog posts and often channeled info to Ledger editors as news tips.

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