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Twitter Roundup

Well, I’m finally getting settled in here, and hope to begin posting some more.

One of the first things I did on moving into town was to look for some good Twitter people to follow. Its an easy way for me to see whats going on around town.

Here are a few of the Boston-related Twitter accounts I’ve been following. Suggest more in the comments.

1. @BostonTweet You can tweet things to @BostonTweet and have them show up on, which is nifty. Apparently that guy eats and pub crawls for a living or something. Good heads up on concerts, events, and chances to snag tix to things.

2. @EvilBostonTweet Remember that episode of Star Trek where Kirk gets split into his good and evil halfs? Yeah. This is pretty much what you think it is. By which I mean hilarious.

3. @Boston_Police Nothing contributes to a sense of well being than a constant stream of Tweeted police blotter stuff. “SHOTS FIRED: 20 Charlotte St., Dorchester, 2 suspects in custody, 2 firearms recovered.” See? You feel better. I knew it.

4. @AmalieBenjamin Boston Globe reporter for all things Red Sox. I know her from her appearances on NESN before games, bringing the knowledge while other female correspondents seemed to bring mostly…umm…something else. You know.

Obviously I’m just getting started. Tell me what I’m missing.

Introducing The Hub


If Metblogs is a city, hub.metblogs is the playground. We kept hearing from people that one of their favorite parts of Metblogs was meeting and interacting with readers and writers from other parts of the world, as well as getting requests for more ways that readers could be involved besides just posting comments. We thought about this for a while and decided that with a network like this, a giant community area where folks from all over the world could hang out, post photos and videos, talk with each other, form groups, play games, send messages, and do about a million other things was probably a pretty fun idea. The Hub is that.

If you have any tech ideas or suggestions join this group and speak up. See you on hub.metblogs!

Boston Media Makers – The Place to Learn Videoblogging and Meet Cool People

Boston Media Makers is a group of area videobloggers, podcasters, photographers and even plain-old text bloggers who get together once a month to meet, have a coffee and talk technology and its application. This group was formed largely by Jamaica Plain’s very own Steve Garfield – the Paul Revere of videoblogging – and has attracted some very impressive members, including filmmaker David Tames and Amy Carpenter, a very talented Boston artist.

Interested in meeting some great folks and getting an insight into videoblogging or some other online media? Come on down. They meet every first Sunday of the month at Sweet Finnish in JP. Here’s the scoop on the next meeting, this Sunday:

March 2nd, 2008
Sweet Finnish
761 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

Mingling 10:00 – 10:30
Roundtable Discussion 10:30 – 12:00

Tell Steve that Carl sent you.

Google invading Boston?

According to this article, Google may be coming to Boston. There are a number of jobs listed in various places (including Google Jobs) looking for people in Boston. So, who’s going to be the first to get a Google Boston job?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

File this under weekend web enjoyments, ’cause here comes Tony Blair with a mohawk and guitar.

From the man who remixed Sunday Bloody Sunday, rx2008.

(Courtesy of Shane and the Telegraph Blogs.)

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