Boston: "The engaged city"

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My friend and colleague, Catherine Shinners , blogged from the E2 Conference here in Boston last week, and captured these very interesting details about the City of Boston's e-efforts. Boston Police Department having 48 million impressions that week. Boston Social media

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Beautiful Boston

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It was spectacularly beautiful in Boston yesterday, the soft fuzz of early spring turned lush by the 90 degree temperatures of the day before. Tags: Boston Gardening Nature

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Best fried chicken in Boston? Try Back Bay Station

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And so when I stumbled into Boston's Back Bay Station a few years ago starving and about to hop on the train to NY, I was drawn by the redolence of fried chicken.             Boston Food and Drink Travel Vegetarians, avert eyes and try this post.

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Boston Globe endorses John Barros and so do I

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In a rare full-page editorial, the Boston Globe today endorses two of the 12 candidates for Boston's preliminary mayoral election next Tues: John Barros and John Connolly. If I lived in Boston, my vote would go to John Barros. Just right for Boston.

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Take a bow, Boston

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Readers of The Boston Globe may not have noticed yesterday's astonishing headline on Page 1 of Metro, even though it occupied prime real estate: " Boston escapes '09 with no fire deaths." Ellement did not bury the lead: Last year, for the first time in at least 37 years, no one was killed by fire in Boston, a historic accomplishment for the Boston Fire Department whose leaders yesterday credited increased public awareness and “boots on the street’’ for the success.

Boston's pivotal role in anti-apartheid movement

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All three, along with three others (Reebee Garofalo, Willard Johnson, and South African Consul General George Monyemangene) got awards from South Africa Partners that night and many in the audience, myself included, became educated in the pivotal role Boston played in ending apartheid.

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Highlights of The Build Network Conference in Boston

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“Make Change Stick” at Boston Build, 6/2013. Highlights of The Build Network Conference in Boston is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align. Graphic: dpict info.

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Views from the Top of Boston

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conference here in Boston. Here is what we saw as we walked around the top of Boston. I went to the Adobe event last evening at the Top of the Hub while at the Enterprise 2.0 They provided good food and drink but also excellent views.

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The New Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Boston's MFA has a new wing devoted to American art which has also opened up room in the rest of the place for other art. Wing is a weird name for this addition as it is embedded in the foot print of the museum but a picture of glass and light as you can see below.

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Was today's Boston Sunday Globe the last we'll ever see?

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Tags: Boston Business Newspapers Technology

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Painting within the Painting at the Boston's MFA

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Here are some selections from Boston's MFA. Last weekend I finsihed a three part series on paintings within paintings at the National Gallery.                        

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Google Offers a Person Finder for Boston Tragedy

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  Here is the link to the Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions. The site also mentions two important numbers: the Boston Mayor's Hotline for families of victims: 617-635-4500 and the Boston Police line for witnesses who may have information: 800-494-8477.

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Summary of My 2012 Boston Enterprise 2.0 Notes

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conference in Boston. Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play" Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption. Boston E20 Notes: The Iceberg Effect of Community Management. Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet? Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0

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Wheat House is on the market and the Boston Globe likes it

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But first: the house is on the market and Boston Globe reporter Eileen McEleney Woods gave it a very nice write-up in Sunday's Globe Magazine.       The Samuel Wheat House 399 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA.

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Boston E20 Notes: Designing Social Applications

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Designing Social Applications " a panel session led by David F. Carr, Editor, The BrainYard.

Boston Literary Landmarks by Foot

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No place better than Boston to walk such a path: Solstice Friends are invited to join our first joint venture with Boston By Foot for a Literary Landmarks Tour of Boston, Thursday, June 25, at 3:00 p.m. Solstice Summer Writers' Conference has yet another great thing afoot, so to speak, this coming week.

Boston's First Snow

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A few days ago we got 12 inches of snow followed a day later by another 12 inches of snow. Here are some of the results. These are not black and white photos

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Boston’s Best Fried Chicken

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The Boston Globe ran a story on Boston’s best fried chicken, Fried and True. It has to be the best in Boston. The Boston location is at 50 Dalton Street in the Back Bay, across from the Sheraton Hotel entrance and the Hynes Auditorium. Hidden Boston writes “the menu is a lot more interesting than your typical takeout joint. It is the Fourth of July and what is more patriotic than fried chicken.

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Boston E20 Session Comments: Humans vs. Computers

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There were quite a few posts on Andrew McAfee’ s keynote at the recnet Boston Enterprise 2.0 conference where he argues that machines are getting smarter than people. Big Data' Changes Everything, It's Time to Race With the Machines #e2conf. Day 3 of Enterprise 2.0: Race with the Machine #e2conf. Enterprise 2.0: Uncomfortable Truths About Big Data. Before we bow down too low to our new masters I would say “it depends.”

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Boston E20 Notes: Inventing Management 2.0

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended panel session - Inventing Management 2.0: Radical Yet Practical Insights to Becoming a True "Social Enterprise" led by The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX).

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Is that a Boston Globe in my driveway?

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Photo of Tom Winship, editor of The Boston Globe for 20 years, from Intl Center for Journalists , which Winship helped found, posted here in honor of the Globe's truly remarkable heritage Happened again. The daily reports in the Boston Globe indicate that negotiations between The Times Co. Tags: Boston Business Newspapers Publishing

Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes - This is another of my notes. There will be more to follow.

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"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

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Lovely day spent with the Boston KM Forum's "Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al.

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Help Us Save the Boston Globe

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Many of you may have read recently about the threat of possible closure faced by the Boston Globe. A number of Boston-based bloggers who care about the continued existence of the Globe have banded together in conducting a blog rally. I have saved my front page Globe stories of great Boston sports events and consider the Globe as the official report on such efforts.

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More Paintings within Paintings at the Boston Museum of Fine Art

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I went again to the MFA in Boston to see the Dega Nudes show which was quite inspring, especially the pastels. While i was there I went again to some of my favorite galleries and looked into more paintings to find some paitnins within them. Here are 27 new selections. 

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Trip to Boston to Attend Enterprise 2.0 Conference Event

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event of events: Enterprise 2.0 , in Boston, MA (Taking place June 22nd to June 25th 2009). This coming Saturday, June 20th, I will be on my way to Boston to go and prepare for plenty of exciting things happening during the course of next week. in Boston next week!

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Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with IBM’s Jeff Schick

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. During the event I interviewed Jeff Schick, VP, Social Software at IBM. Jeff and I have spoken before and he updated me on some of their recent moves. I also attended his keynote the next day. Jeff started by discussing some of the issues with social business. Social software is generally intuitive so people of all generations can use the tools.

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Complete Listing of My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference Notes

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Conference in Boston so I could remember what I experienced. Views from the Top of Boston. Here is the complete series of notes I took on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 These are close to real time so I have an excuse for typos this time. It was a great event and opportunity to see old friends, see some virtual friends for the first time in person, and make new friends. Here are the notes I posted over the four days of the event. I hope you find them useful. My 2011 Enterprise 2.0

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Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis led by Jillian Bejtlich, Community Manager, Autodesk.

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Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. During the event I interviewed Raj Gossain, VP Product Management on their go-to-market strategy.    They have released a lot of new functionality, as well as some smart re-branding.

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Blog Rally to Help the Boston Globe

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We, particularly those of us in New England, have all read recently about the threat of possible closure faced by the Boston Globe.    A number of Boston-based bloggers who care about the continued existence of the Globe have banded together in conducting a blog rally.    We are simultaneously posting this paragraph to solicit your ideas of steps the Globe could take to improve its financial picture: We view the Globe as an important community resource.

Boston E20 Notes: The Iceberg Effect of Community Management

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - The Iceberg Effect of Community Management led by Rachel Happe, Principal, The Community Roundtable and Jason Quesada, Digital Media Marketing Manager, UBM TechWeb. Here is the session description: “Do you know what community managers really do?

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Boston uses Social Media to Track Bike Thieves and Report Street Incidents

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In my town, Boston, police are using Twitter and Facebook to track down bike thieves. As Mashable reports , The Stolen Bikes Boston Community Alert initiative provides a simple way to let you report your stolen bike.

And today, Jeff Stamps's obit in The Boston Globe

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Photo by Ray Elman Bryan Marquard's very thoughtful and long obit of Jeff Stamps is in today's paper. Other than the headline, which is not precisely right -- Jeff wrote books about improving organizations not computers (though they inevitably turned. Death and dying Jeff Stamps Pancreatic cancer

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Join Us at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston

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Conference in Boston. My Darwin colleague, Thierry Hubert, and I are pleased to be presenting at the 2010 Enterprise 2.0   Our session, Using Chaos Theory Principals to Overcome Information Overload within the Enterprise and on the Web , occurs on Wednesday June 15 from 1 – 2 PM.   We are in the track: Use Search to Tame Complexity and Discover Opportunity, charied by Larry Cannell, Analyst, Collaboration and Content Strategies, Burton Group.

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Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes from this year. There will be more to follow.

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Trip to Boston to Attend and Present at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference

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conference time in Boston, folks! enthusiasts will be heading to Boston to attend what’s probably *the* most relevant conference event of the year around the subject of Social Computing within the Enterprise , and that keeps growing bigger and bigger by the year.

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Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet?

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet? " " led by The Kashyap Kompella, Analyst, Real Story Group.

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Dining at B&G Oysters and Music at the Beehive Boston MA

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Here is what has become one of my favorite places to eat in Boston’s South End, B&G Oysters.    Growing up in New Orleans I always love a seafood place here is a great New England version. The picture is from their web site and the rest are mine. A greta place to go for music after dinner is the Beehive , just across the street as seen in the last pictures. They have good food too. 

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Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

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Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al."