This blog will be silent for a while for a Carpundit sabbatical. I'll drop the occasional post, but not daily. Check back every now and then, or add me to your aggregator. Thanks for reading, and happy motoring.
Typepad's pimping the Chicago Police blog on its front screen, so I clicked over. Police blogs are good ideas, if they're designed to get information out to the public like, say, this one. I'm not sure about the Chicago PD one. First off, can't they host their own domain? I mean, it's Chicago, not Peoria; what's with Typepad? Typepad is for people who barely know how to use the internet (me) and don't have an IT department (me again).
That aside, the motto is "Of the Police...By the Police...For the Police," which is confusing. It's not for the public? Then why put out self-congratulatory crap like this? They also run stuff like this, which isn't interesting unless you know what it means.
Well, maybe they'll sort out the kinks and figure out which way they want to go with it. here's a hint: it's a good idea to push information out to your communities and it's a bad idea to run a cop-commentary site that turns into an anti-management bitchfest (that's what union meetings are for). Trying for the middle ground -cop commentary that's all PR approved- is just a waste of bandwidth.
Well, he's right - this is an obscure website. I even use a Typepad URL. If David Ortiz brought you here looking for the latest in Boston sports news, I think that was it. I write about cars, mostly, with a good dose of Boston, politics, and law thrown in. Oh, and weekends are usually dead around here. Stop back next week.
My thanks to Dan Shaughnessy for the mention; it was gracious.
And also to Tony Massarotti, who put the URL in his follow-up piece:
Somewhat incredibly, all
of this took place unbeknownst to many. It was not until Thursday, when
rumor of Ortiz’ visit to Mass. General first appeared on an Internet
blog (http://carpundit.typepad.com/carpundit/) that there was any hint
of a problem.