Post. Share. Like. Comment. Follow. The words have acquired new significance in the digital decade, spreading news, information, rumors, photos, opinions, jokes and cat videos faster than this year’s flu.

With help from our digital marketing strategist, Maison Benitez at OMG (Over-seas Media Group), the Keys Weekly analyzed a year’s worth of online news and social media posts to see which ones got the most attention.

Here are three of our top performers from, Facebook and Instagram:

FACEBOOK — @The Keys Weekly Newspapers

  • Travis Pastrana Takes Flight Over Boot Key Bridge (780 Shares)
  • No More Nudity At Fantasy Fest (283 Shares)
  • Historic Old Seven-Mile Bridge Reopens In Florida Keys (156 Shares)

INSTAGRAM – @keysweekly (garnered a total of 29,400 “likes” in 2022)

  • The Florida Keys celebrated the reopening of the historic Old Seven Mile Bridge — Jan. 12, 2022
  • Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II,  the Keys Weekly recalls her 1991 visit to the Dry Tortugas National Park — Sept. 8, 2022
  •  Hurricane Ian churns around Key West’s Southernmost Point — September 2022


Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.