Last night, when Brian was blogging a two-car accident near his home, he added:
I now wait to see when/if this report's been picked up by Universal Hub the Boston area's citizen journalism hub and general place to read blog rants.
Cool! Going by our respective posting times, it took a bit over two hours for me to see his post in the Boston Feeds aggregator and link to it.
But here's a request/challenge: We could cut that down to almost no time at all. Get a Universal Hub account (they're free and we've got about a bazillion of 'em), and when news breaks, log on here and post about it (or link from here to the more detailed account on your site).
The way Universal Hub works now: The aggregator checks local sites roughly every three to six hours (I didn't want to annoy all you log-checkers with more frequent visits, but if you think it should visit your RSS feed more often, let me know). And I, well, sometimes I'm not checking the aggregator all the time, press of business and all that. But one of the reasons I moved from Movable Type to Drupal was so other folks could post news. So have at it!