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Sunday, February 20, 2005

If you don't go out, nothing happens

Mary Bridges came to a recent Boston Weblogger Meetup and wrote about it in today's Boston Globe article, Bloggers of the Hub, unite!
Collectively, these private journals have taken on a weighty online presence: The Boston Weblogger Group is a top result on a Google search for ''Boston blogs." And together, they've assembled tiny peepholes into different Boston lives.

Steve Garfield's blog offers a multimedia portal, posting video of reality-TV-style episodes of his daily life in Jamaica Plain. Recent posts include a trip to the Boston Wine Expo with his wife, a drive to the gym, and a walk through the grocery store.

''We just turn the camera on, and it's really real," Garfield said.

Over dinner, (Rob) Sama borrowed Wendel's videophone to download a sample clip of Garfield's ''Carol and Steve Show."

''The picture isn't loading," Sama said, using the silver wand to touch different keys. ''Oh, someone is calling you," he said, handing the phone back to Wendel.

The meeting, like many blogs, ranged from technology's cutting edge to the completely mundane. The participants came, they said, mostly because it's fun.

Garfield said attending a blogging meeting beats the alternative.

''I would just be at home watching TiVo," he said with a shrug.
Nice article.

I have one question though, since the article is all about blogs, and features blogs and their authors, shouldn't the online version include links to each blogger mentioned in the article?

Let me send a quick email over to the Globe to find out. I'll let you know what they say.

If you're interesting in blogs and the people who write them, come join us at the next Boston Weblogger Meetup, Monday, February 28, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

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