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.
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.
A new, local ride share app called BidRide is ready to take on the competition with a concept that allows riders to set the price for their ride and drivers can accept it or decline it.
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.
McDelivery on UberEATS is available at more than 50 McDonald's restaurants throughout Milwaukee.
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.
It was in the dark and the middle of a snowstorm when she broke my heart. It was last Monday, the snowstorm was in full swing and it was 5:20 in the morning. I got an Uber call to pick up a fare in the central city of Milwaukee. Here's what happened next.
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.
This week's Tales from the Road got Dave Begel in touch with the guy who is in charge of the construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the sous chef from Watts Tea Room who is soon going to be out of a job.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are young(ish), headed out on a warm Saturday night and want to go drinking Downtown, you have your choice of four distinctly different areas and crowds to join. As an Uber driver, I spend lots of time in all four places.
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.