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Yes, I know, thats only 7000 or so posts from me in 17 years, overwhelming replies. 🤷🏻?♂️
It was Hurricane Katrina. I was going nuts because I couldnt find news on what was happening in New Orleans, a place dear to me from a serial work gig that took me there numerous times in the late 1980s.
I then happened on Democratic Underground and it was sense-at-first-sight: DU presented as (and is) a clearinghouse for a super-diverse band of news media sources, but also a source of news via witnesses, court and agency records, editorials, and of course emotion, wit, snark, and so much love.