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Introducing The Hub

hub.metblogs

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!

What, This Old Thing?

You may have noticed the Great Geeks at Metblogs have given us a new dress to wear to the party.

Hopefully it doesn’t make my butt look too big.

As with any make-over, this one will come with a breaking in period where we learn how to put on mascara just like the pros do, and while we work out some kinks (like, oh say, your RSS feeds being dead?).  Kindly bear with us as we make some minor adjustments here and there, and please…look around. Stay a while. We’re happy – as always – to have you.  Most of you, anyway.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from the cast and company of Metroblogging Atlanta.

If you don’t have a sweetheart, significant other or spouse, well, you can always have the return of winter to the ATL. Yesterday was gorgeous, but St. Valentine’s Day has us all shivering sans anticipation.

So snuggle up next to your keyboard and leave a comment on how you’ll be spending this questionably romantic day in our fair city.

Me? I’m going with my wife to her ultrasound appointment to find out the sex of our second child.

So They Say.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I don’t know.

Found an article on TechCrunch just now that a new site called Citizenbay is being launched.

Citizenbay is a city centered citizen journalism project that will pay users whose contributions are voted the ten best by readers each day in 60 cities around the US and France.

Hmmm. Sounds familiar. Come to think of it, not only is that the idea of this site, it’s half our tagline.

I dig the idea of voting on posts, but I’m still not subscribing to the adage on this one.

I’m Lazy

I don’t know about you kids, but I’m a lazy blog reader.

I’m not a fan of having to visit a site several times a day, rolling for the post I commented on at 7am to find out what the responses were. I’m a fan of having responses to comments delivered to my mailbox ala Comment Subscription Manager…but I digress.

If you’re like me and you want to subscribe to comments on Atlanta.Metblogs, word on the street is you can utilize the handy-dandy xml dealie bob.

I admit I haven’t tried it yet, but I will, and I’m curious to hear read if any of you are already employing this feature.

When my baby smiles at me I go to…

RIO!

Please welcome Rio de Janeiro to the Metroblogging family. The first South American metroblog, looks to be exciting and interesting. Go pay a visit. Especially if you can read Portuguese (or try psuedo-translations to English here)

Now accepting… Authors!

The Atlanta Metroblog is now accepting new authors until the end of the month. The only rule we have about posts here is that they have to be about Atlanta. Seriously. That’s the only rule.

So if you’d like to join the Metroblog and write actively about what you like and what annoys you in Atlanta, apply here!

Welcome Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the fifth largest metropolis of India, is the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, known for its history and culture, But now its about to be known as something else – Metroblogging’s 47th city.

Welcome Hyderabad!

Site news

I’ve beeen deliquent in my duties because of some deadlines I’m up against, but as Greg mentioned below, we’ve got a new feature on the site where you can submit something that you’d like for us to talk about/mention/advertise or something like that. Just click over on the right. Of course, submission does not guarentee that one of us will write about it, but it’s probably better than leaving a suggestion in the comments. There are a lot of things that are going on in this city so this is just another way of keeping up to speed. Feel free to submit to your heart’s content.

The whole world, in one place

We now have an RSS feed of all of the Metroblogging cities in one place.
http://feeds.metroblogging.com/allcities.xml
Just copy that into your favorite feed reader and you’ll be connected with the entire world.

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