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Lauren Hockenson

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San Francisco
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  facebook, video games, iphone, gadgets, startups, apple, google, web culture, mobile

The Internet equivalent of a Gal About Town for @WatchVRV. I run @Nomatterscast. Featured Contributor @Femsplain. I promise I'm nice in real life.

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Connected techie and word nerd with a passion for gadgets and a leisure library of old school video games.

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@lhockenson — 6,288 followers, 21,623 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

Still canโ€™t get over the talented work of @BlackMast on this AMAZING @PeachesChrist shirt. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ https://t.co/FQY3BxUX6J

Nov 19, 2017

Happy #InternationalMensDay! There are a lot of great strong men who inspire me to use what Iโ€™ve been given in my life to be good to others, especially my dad. Letโ€™s work to help end violence, support mental health treatment, and laud male stories of survival โœŒ๐Ÿป

Nov 17, 2017

@duolingo @ttmik Thank you for this review. And now here is my Kpop Bias, EXID, trying to speak English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyhNdGHMiMU 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paying job in journalism was working for my local alt weekly, Sacramento News and Review. It was also my first succesful pitch!

How is social media changing news?

Social media is moving the news cycle into hyperspeed. It forces journalists to remain alert to constantly keep up, a tremendous task.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Being a journalist is about uncovering stories the world needs to see, and to educate readers on everything around them.