Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?
Best breaking-news coverage in 2013.
Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.
You can see it at mobile.boston.com.
The Globe made it kinda, sorta official today: boston.com is becoming their BuzzFeed/Huffington Post/Upworthy clone - people who want straight news should head immediately to bostonglobe.com.
The move's been in the works for some time now. First came the slide shows and the listicles. The Globe recently hired a couple of reporters to do pretty much the same thing I'm doing here with social-media scouring - only they get to go farther afield than wacky Boston (like writing up a listicle of nine crazy Malaysian jetliner theories).
UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."
Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:
I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!
Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
The Boston Business Journal interviews Charlie Kravetz, WBUR general manager.
Poynter posts the memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory. Most immediate impact: You'll be able to read up to 10 Globe stories a month before being hit up for a subscription. Also announced: A bunch of staff changes and additions for the Globe's new Catholic and high-tech sites.
Dan Kennedy has some thoughts on what it means.
WBZ has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to provide analysis on security on stories such as the trial of the living Tsarnaev brother and the running of the Marathon.
Andrew Teman illustrates the brutal and short life of a Globe Direct bag, at least the ones that are lobbed at the houses of people who care what their streets look like.
We'd gone several weeks without a Globe Direct dropping landing on our property, and were feeling pretty good about that. But when I opened the front door today, there was one of the sucky Globe Direct bags somehow perched on one of the railings along our front steps.
The Boston Business Journal reports the hemorrhaging hyperlocal network has rehired the Framingham Patch editor it laid off along with most of its other editors a few weeks ago.
Ed. note: Over the past couple of weeks, I've unsubscribed from all the Boston-area Patch Twitter feeds I'd been following. Was getting annoying seeing the same exact headlines about horrible California murders from these "local" sites.
Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."
Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com, including a boston.com redo to make it more like a combination of Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. And check out the role Mike Barnicle played in one recent Globe hire.