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
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... Read more
Boston MenuPages is now Boston Grub Street, owned by New York Magazine.
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.
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. ...
Chuck Tanowitz talks to the Newton mayor's flack (yes, of course, the mayor of Newton has a PR person - you can't imagine the crush of press calls the mayor of the Garden City gets) about the flap over letting the local weekly take pictures of the under-construction Newton North High School:
... Solomon said that he would only change his stance when he... Read more
The Lit Drop, written by Dorchester Reporter and State House News Service reporters Gintautas Dumcius and Mike Deehan, will provide daily coverage of this year's mayoral and city-council elections.
Full disclosure: I do some work for the Dorchester Reporter and, in fact, set the blog up - and you might even see my name on some posts there.... Read more
Whoever's behind this site really, really, really hates Tom Menino. Still, it's interesting looking at a site calling for "an open and honest dialogue" on the issues facing Boston when its operators go out of their way to hide their identities:
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We hear from a reliable source that a couple of gossip gals at a certain scrappy tabloid got caught passing off a two-year-old photo of the Celtics dancers as their own when it was really taken by a local blogger - who was never asked if that was OK. File under: Tsk.
The Boston Blogs Network is a collaborative effort of a group of Boston-area blogs to promote each other and make a bit of money. If you're local and you write about life in the area, chances are you qualify for membership.
Blue Mass. Group will interview Boston mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. You can suggest questions at the link.
Crazy Massachusetts Pensions is a new blog devoted to, well, you can probably guess.
BPDNews is offline because of "the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit."
Maybe now would be a good time to consider moving the site to a server actually run by the city instead of some discount ISP? Surely somebody in the city IT department knows how to set up and manage a Web server, no?
Last month, Candelaria Silva decried what she called the Black-on-Black crime of the eradication of Black cultural businesses and institutions in Boston. She ended by fretting about the fate of the Bay State Banner, whose owner has a white wife.
Last night, Silva posted an apology:
... The words I wrote have been running through my mind again and again. If I was... Read more
A Magno Frail Whale
Wade Roush provides the blow by blow of a brewing Twitterwar involving a couple of Cambridge social-media startups. Fortunately, the war is over and they're best buds again, because you know how devastating those things can be.
Meanwhile, in other local Twitter news, CC Chapman... Read more
Chris Monks manages to get word out that his blog has been captured by Somali pirates:
...Pirates eating all my food and teasing cat.
While Boston philanthropists meet behind closed doors to try to figure out an answer to the Globe crisis, a group of bloggers, organized by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy, want to see if they and their readers can come up with ways of their own to save the paper.
More than 20 blogs in the Boston area are today starting... Read more
The New England First Amendment Coalition and Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc are sponsoring a daylong seminar on investigative reporting on May 1 at the Globe - it's free ($10 for an optional box lunch) and open to everyone, even bloggers. Details.