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A subway-based blog map

12/13/04


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OK, OK, I've succumbed! Weblogs by T stop is a pilot project because, hey, if you're going to watch the three-hour "Survivor" finale, you need something to keep your hands busy, right?

Right now, only the Central and Forest Hills stops actually have blog lists behind them - because Central Square bloggers seem to love saying where they live, so I knew there were a bunch to add, and because I assumed that ALL Roslindale bloggers would put down Forest Hills, even though some of us are actually a lot closer to the Roslindale or Hyde Park commuter-rail stops than to Forest Hills.

And that's one of the issues with the map:

There are fairly significant chunks of the Boston area that don't have subway service (hey, Watertown bloggers: What T stop would you put down?). So I guess I need to start working on a commuter-rail map, too. Plus: The Green Line part of the map is kind of sucking, because it's too compressed (no Coolidge Corner!). But let me know what you think - and if you want to get listed for a particular station, let me know (another thing I'd need to do is create a drop-down list for all the stations for the form people use to add blogs).

Thanks to Ned, who came up with the idea.

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B.K. DeLong says (on December 13, 2004 01:14 PM):

You might want to encourage people to start adding Geocode info or FOAF info to their Weblogs. Then you can start aggregating.

Also, what about us Commuter Rail folks?! I'm at the Salem stop in Newburyport/Rockport.

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B.K. DeLong says (on December 13, 2004 01:16 PM):

Also, may I recommend an OPML file and RSS/Atom feed per T line ?

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Peter says (on December 13, 2004 02:38 PM):

Commuter rail map would be great. http://prwdot.org/ is just a block or two from the Beverly Depot T stop on the Rockport/Newburyport Commuter Rail line.

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mike says (on December 14, 2004 12:30 AM):

Allston! (I guess BU on that map.)

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Jim says (on December 15, 2004 12:55 PM):

This is an awesome idea... and yeah, it would be easy if people had Geocode. Maybe in the final version you could include a link and explain how to do it.

I would suggest that someone make a better T map though. One that has all the Green Line stops, for example, and is bigger. Maybe that's more effort than it's worth, though.

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