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Other News: ‘KaylaDoesAfrica.wordpress.com’ most visited website in UW community

Studies regarding University of Wisconsin-Madison Internet usage shocked experts who discovered KaylaDoesAfrica.wordpress.com was the most shared link among UW students and faculty.

University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Kayla Burke shrugged when she learned her blog was shared over 30,000 times on Facebook, Twitter and other social media she thought would be inaccessible in Africa.

“I knew it would be big when I got around to my ‘20 ways to avoid pesky natives’ post,” said Burke. “I want my inspirational journey to serve as a guide to others. I’m looking out for my fellow man.”

The blog first made headlines when Burke posted a picture of herself holding a fish with the caption “They even have sushi!” Burke declined to comment when asked where the fish ended up once it regained mobility.

Dean of Students Lori Berquam said the blog was inspiring and useful for students overseas. Allegedly, Berquam’s favorite post detailed Burke’s journey to help natives learn the art of tampon insertion.

Burke’s mom Nancy has declared herself “Number One Blom,” or “Blog Mom,” guaranteeing the compound term will help Burke’s numbers against competitor site wiscmail.wisc.edu.

Sarah Bakerfield and Rachel Schwartz, Burke’s so-called “besties” and owners of lesser-known blogs, say they are not resentful of their friend’s success. At press time, they were converting their tumblrs to wordpress sites.

When asked what inspired the name of her blog, Burke said, “I thought the guys here would be hotter.”

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