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Kevin Sablan
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Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in Orange County, CA
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When people say "I can't complain," they just have to try harder. Anyone can complain.
"where's my food?" san diego, california july 26 - august 2, 2003 copyright © 2003-07-31 sean dreilinger follow me! FB / twitter / G+ view where's my food? - dscf6145 on a black background.
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It's frightening how quickly misinformation can travel. A tweet about a Fake Ebola outbreak was retweeted 800 times within 10 minutes.
@YahooNews sent out a tweet about a fake Ebola outbreak in Atlanta.
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Taken from the top of a parking structure at #NiseiWeek . #madewithOver
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It's amazing what a professional photographer can capture when she gets only TEN SECONDS to take a picture THROUGH A WINDOW.
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Ha. The web is full of trash. Gimme more!
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If you're concerned about the Facebook Messenger app and its permissions, you can relax. The Facebook app can already read your text messages.
Even without Messenger, the Facebook Android app already has permission to read your text messages, your call log, and your location.
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Website | Blog | Twit | Face Waimea Bay is significant to Native Hawaiians because it is leina a ka'uhane or place where souls leap into the spirit realm of their ancestors. It is here the last ruling chiefs of Hawaii, practiced his avorite sport Lele Kawa, Cliff Diving, leaping feet first into a body of water without making a splash. Only a person of great spiritual strength could leap from a leina a ka'uhane to the sea below and return unha...
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Please tell me this kid will be part of the All-Star Weekend.
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Writer and social media strategist
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journalism, social media, management, analytics
Employment
  • Almighty Link
    Writer, 2008 - present
  • Orange County Register
    Business columnist, 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Register
    Business reporter, 2012 - 2013
  • Orange County Register
    Newsroom Social Media Leader, 2011 - 2012
  • Orange County Register
    Web Task Force Team Leader, 2008 - 2011
  • Orange County Register
    Marketplace Online Team Leader, 2006 - 2008
    Editor of technology coverage
  • Orange County Register
    Web Editor, 2005 - 2006
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Orange County, CA
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Occasional blogger and leader of social efforts in The Orange County Register newsroom.
Introduction

I blog on Almighty Linkand previously on 140pix and Social Freedom. During the day, I work at the Orange County Register, leading the newsroom's social efforts.

I grew up with gangs, latchkeys and concealed weapons in Long Beach, California, where I flipped through the morning paper, and searched in vain for news about my community and its many challenges. I didn't trust "the media."

My childhood was consumed with school, hanging around the neighborhood with friends and playing video games. Eventually, I decided to make video games for a living, I spent 3 years studying software engineering  at UC Irvine after after I graduated from Long Beach Poly. My university learning ended in April of 1992, when the L.A. riots helped me realize that other things were more important to me than computational algorithms and "O" notation.

I left school and my part-time job selling music and movies (on physical media like records, VHS tapes, etc.) transformed into a surprisingly fulfilling 10-year mini-career of customer service and retail management.

During half of those years, I also worked as part of my friends' small graphic design firm as I learned to create advertisements, packages and brochures. Clients eventually needed an online presence and I became the company's default web department. My days were spent teaching myself HTML, JavaScript and a fun little vector graphics program called FutureSplash, which later became Flash.

My nights were spent recouping in Leimert Park, where I found friends who loved jazz and/or hip hop. Those peers and our community elders (Richard Fulton, Billy Higgins, Juno Lewis and Horace Tapscott) influenced my life greatly. It was also at the Leimert Park village where I found kindred souls who shared my concern about "the media." Many  members of that art-centric community were more upset than me about the lack of coverage of problems in our neighborhoods.

Back at the 9 to 5, I had to deal with other problems. The internet bubble burst ad web business dried up. The web "team" was laid off and I had a toddler and another baby on the way. I had to find another source of income in a hurry.

I took a night job shoveling code for a newspaper, as I wondered if I would finally find out why the media didn't tell stories from my 'hood — or at least didn't tell them the way I understood them.

Now, I live in Orange County and work at The Orange County Register, a news and information company born out of the proud tradition of journalism.

Education
  • University of California, Irvine
    Software engineering, 1989 - 1992
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