Pittsburgh goes blog wild!

The Post-Gazette has this story today about some Pittsburghers who blog. Missing from the piece: the Tribune-Review's Dave Copeland and Jilly!.

Bill Toland, who reported and wrote the story, includes a comment toward the end that San Francisco's blogging community is more sophisticated than Pittsburgh's. (Or maybe Bill is repeating a comment by John Riegert, who writes Yinzer Mullet). As a native and long-time resident of the Bay Area, I'm not so sure that we're less sophisticated. I know some pretty smart and pretty interesting (and pretty sophisticated) people in Pittsburgh, both online and offline. True, The blogosphere is a lot deeper on the West Coast--there's more online connectivity, a lot more tech, and a large, energetic, and proud early adopter population. But in the Bay Area, there's also a lot of online self-absorption, technology snobbery, and San Francisco and Silicon Valley exceptionalism.


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