Blog news

By - 9/10/09 - 3:44 pm

I'm emerging from the blogcave up in the mountain fastnesses next Wednesday, to participate in a panel discussion at the Vilna Shul: Are Blogs and Twitter Improving the Dissemination of Information and News?

Dan Kennedy moderates the discussion with Globe innovation columnist Scott Kirsner, Mass. High Tech Editor Doug Banks, HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah, and, well, me. Click the link for more details and...Read more

By - 9/3/09 - 3:23 pm

Kennedy Seat is by somebody who says he (or she) is remaining anonymous to protect the day job. With a Twitter feed to match, of course.Read more

By - 9/1/09 - 11:50 am

Alana notes that Harvard Extension School is offering a course this semester on blogging:

... Readings cover the best (and worst) of political, art, lifestyle, and personal blogs, and students practice writing in each of these genres. Students learn the ins and outs of the technical side of blogging including graphics and layout, interpreting traffic data, selling advertising, and building an audience. This

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By - 8/31/09 - 10:53 am

Somebody's looking to hire an editor and a reporter.

Welcome to the area, whoever you are.

By - 8/30/09 - 10:18 am

Pundit Review on WRKO (680 AM) tonight at 8 p.m. will be raising money for a scholarship fund for Sgt. Jared C. Monti, who died saving fellow soldiers in Afghanistan in 2006. You can donate online.Read more

By - 8/22/09 - 10:48 am

You can now find Dan Kennedy at more

By - 8/18/09 - 8:21 am

Apparently, it came up at the recent Podcamp Boston. Georgy discusses and links to others' posts on the topic.Read more

By - 8/17/09 - 7:48 am

Newbury Line is all about new stuff on Newbury Street:

... The purpose of this blog is to keep the public updated with the latest news from The Newbury Line, its retailers, and Newbury Street in general. Despite the belief of The Boston Globe, the death of Newbury Street has been greatly exaggerated. Our retailers will use this blog to present offers only available

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By - 8/11/09 - 2:10 pm

Eastie Jolt - a new online journal of writing and photography for and from East Boston.Read more

By - 8/10/09 - 3:42 pm

Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.

I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of...Read more

By - 8/7/09 - 4:58 pm

Jim reports he's setting up a site for Eastie residents to post "fiction, poetry, photography, essays and/or feature stories."

By - 8/7/09 - 12:47 pm

SomerBlog consists of questions posted to the city's 311 system - and answers.

Could you imagine something like that in Boston?

No, neither could I (although it is cool that Boston Police answer queries to their Twitter account).

H/T Danielle.

By - 8/2/09 - 8:30 pm


... We want to reaffirm the city's position in progressive and innovative design and development. We seek to lead a SHIFT in: thinking, perception, attitude, definition, process, method, planning and organization in order to improve the urban environment. SHIFT is now a blog, but will be a BIG ideas competition for Boston in September 2009. The competition is intended for architects, artists, landscape

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By - 7/25/09 - 10:02 am

Looks like the same basic idea as Boston's Neighbors for Neighbors.

By - 7/15/09 - 10:29 am

Who knew? Doug Bailey, formerly of the Globe, reads them enough to work himself into a lather in print today.

I agree with his basic point: The comments represent the basest form of humanity, from the sort of people who blame Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton (and now, of course, Barack Obama) every time somebody gets mugged in Roxbury.

But you know what,...Read more

By - 7/15/09 - 9:36 am

The ink-stained wretches of Manhattan blasted mommy blogggers this week for taking free stuff from companies.

George Snell tells the Times to get off its damn high horse because reporters gets free stuff from companies, too:

... When I was a newspaper reporter it was a common practice for reviewers to receive goods for free. Anything from screenings of movies and plays to

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By - 7/13/09 - 8:15 pm

Boston MenuPages is now Boston Grub Street, owned by New York Magazine.Read more

By - 7/3/09 - 10:03 am

Blogger Chuck Tanowitz issues a call to action: He's calling on folks to do a little man-in-the-street interviewing to see how Newton residents really feel about the progress at Newton North High School, following City Hall's tut-tutting over Tab and blog coverage of the work.Read more

By - 7/3/09 - 9:52 am

The Boston Foodie actually puts it a bit more bluntly: Chowhound sucks:

Call it a rant but the entire dinner conversation tonight revolved around how plebe the site is and the way it is dominated by blowhards, people who get weird jollies stuffing anything but their cranium, dollar store shoppers who "review" the latest beef jerky and, well, basically drunks. ...