Oct. 1, 2013 8:30 am
As the country's best trafficked big city tourism site, the staff behind VisitPhilly.com and related properties shared lessons and takeaways on web content.
Sep. 24, 2013 12:30 pm
After five years of making photos and more than two years of posting them on his Kensington Blues blog, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has found the project's end. With dozens of photos left to share, he's finding how to spread the project more widely.
Jun. 24, 2013 10:30 am
In its five years, there has always been this question of how big an impact could the Frankford Gazette have, covering the lower Northeast neighborhood that still has post-industrial scars and limited signs of Internet-savvy changeover. Here are three ways the hyperlocal blog is finding new ways to find its audience.
Jun. 12, 2013 11:00 am
This year's Philly Geek Awards will be held on Saturday, August 17 at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the folks over at Geekadelphia who run the annual awards ceremony are looking for nominations.
May. 6, 2013 10:30 am
Four years after Technically Philly first looked at the state of hyperlocal news in Philadelphia, the efforts have only widened.
Apr. 29, 2013 11:30 am
In the last 20 years of the Internet, words and the writers best skilled at making them have excelled, fueled of late by social media with a text focus. But all of that seems to be changing. The visual web now appears to be playing favorites with photographers and video specialists.
Feb. 19, 2013 9:30 am
When South Asian-focused blog Sepia Mutiny shut down last spring, former contributor Kishwer Vikaas Barrica, better known as @PhillyGrrl due to her now-defunct blog, had no place to write the stories she wanted to write: news analysis and opinion pieces about South Asian/American issues. “I spent the last summer pitching dozens of publications, both print and […]
Nov. 16, 2012 9:30 am
Earlier this month, a post popped up on the City Planning Commission‘s newish blog, Planeto. It was about a proposed City Council bill that would tweak the city’s new zoning code. It was passionate, informed and hilariously snarky. Shortly after, someone edited it and took out a little of the snark, as reported by PPIIN developer Casey […]
Sep. 25, 2012 10:00 am
PleaseFixPhilly.com: NakedPhilly, OCF Realty’s Ori Feibush creates blog in response to city’s proposed legal action against him for trespassing cleanup of vacant lot
Developer and blogger Ori Feibush has figured out how to get attention. Feibush’s latest move in his battle against the city’s Redevelopment Authority is a new blog called PleaseFixPhilly.com. (Though the city is battling back by saying the real estate developer has distorted claims) The blog is simple, with only one post: a letter to […]
Sep. 11, 2012 9:30 am
The crush of nationally-minded technology and culture news sites may not often be associated with Philadelphia, but for years we’ve felt there was a strange pull of those brands employing local writers. If for no other reason than to acknowledge it, here is a long-overdue list of national tech (and culture) writers who call Philadelphia […]