According to Outsidein.com and reported on Boston.com, Boston is the bloggiest city in the US. I’m not sure if this includes the metro area or just Boston proper. If the latter, I don’t count because I don’t live in the city of Boston (yet).
I think it would be cool if the features of social networking tools like Facebook that allow you to see what other people are doing could be integrated with weblogs. Then you could customize your own mega-blog that shows all the posts by bloggers in your neighborhood or from all your friends’ blogs. I mean this more than just a feed reader like Bloglines, put a personalized, multi-author blog that automatically republishes from multiple sources on one page. Then you could have the option of allowing your customized mega-blog viewable by others. Perhaps you could even make an uber-blog of all the blogs in Boston which may be fun to watch for a while to see all the posts popping-up in real time. It would be an interesting way of getting a cross-section of a community
There would be some things to consider before this could be operable. First, should people have to opt-in before their content is republished on another site? This is already an issue that I expect will remain contentious in online communities. The other issue is how to bring together content from various different platforms that people use to blog and present it an effective and appealing manner.
I wouldn’t be surprised if something like this doesn’t already exist, or is at least in the works.