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My talk with the guy who invented the #hashtag

Published Oct. 4, 2019

I had the opportunity to talk with Chris Messina this week. Messina, among many other things, invented the hashtag. Yes, THE hashtag. #hashtaginventor. And his story on why and how he did it is beautiful.

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Miller Park shuttle guide

Published Sept. 5, 2019

With the Brewers' 2019 season in the full swing of things, plenty of fans are looking for a ride to the ballpark. Here is a list of a few bars, hotels and restaurants who offer shuttle service to the yard.

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Davante Adams will surprise Milwaukee McDelivery customers on Sunday

Published Aug. 18, 2017

To celebrate the start of the NFL season, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will surprise five randomly selected UberEATS McDonald's customers around lunchtime on Aug. 20. The lucky fans will have photo opportunities with Adams, as well as UberEATS swag.

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Marticia Jenkins' story one of hope, generosity and kindness for all involved

Published April 20, 2017

When I'm moved, I write, and fortunately, with OnMilwaukee, I have a place for that writing. The series of Uber tales from the road have run intermittently, but this story, more than anything else, proved that words and social media have the power to spark action, to make a real difference.

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Tales from the Road: Homeless on the day after Christmas

Published Dec. 26, 2016

The day after Christmas, Dave Begel was looking for an Uber fare, but instead ran across Leander Johnson, trying to sleep on a manhole cover in Downtown Milwaukee. The spot provided warmth as he tried to bundle himself in three thin blankets.

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Tales from the Road: An Uber ride for an escort

Published Dec. 3, 2016

I got my first escort. Not the old Ford, but a woman who works as a professional escort.The call came to pick up a fare near the airport about 7:30 in the morning. I pulled up to the address and after waiting for about five minutes a woman named Lora came out.

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Tales from the road: Bucks jerseys, skinny jeans and baggy pants

Published Oct. 6, 2016

I am now almost 1,500 rides into my part-time job as an Uber driver, and one of the most fascinating things I have noticed, and continue to notice, is apparel. People wear a variety of things - a lot of it depending on where they are going.

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Bucks announce new partnership with Uber, the "preferred ride"

Published Sept. 16, 2016

The Bucks announced that Uber is now the preferred ride of the team - a new partnership that will provide more benefits to fans traveling to the games this season, including a dedicated area for Uber pickups and drop-offs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Tales from the Road: The 10 most popular Uber destinations

Published Sept. 1, 2016

I have now passed the 1,000 mark in my career as an Uber driver, and that doesn't even count friends who've gotten rides for free. Over that time, I've noticed there are a few popular and frequent destinations. Here are the top 10.

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Tales of the road: Convention fun and games

Published July 26, 2016

Being an Uber driver in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets Dave Begel meet some of the most interesting people, residents as well as visitors to the city. Find out where Begel took guests in the latest installment of Tales of the Road.