Posts Tagged ‘PG+’

Before I Die

I think I mentioned it before, but the “Before I Die” wall is up in Lawrenceville, at Arsenal.

The Walkabout covers it here.  It looks like a really cool project, and reminds me a lot of the resolution wall done for First Night 2009, which I turned into the July Project.

I like things like this where the community can leave public messages for each other and interact.  I sadly don’t have time to make it over there, but I’d love to see some more pictures.  I certainly hope some of the statements went meta and referenced other ones on the board!

PG+ updating, new site tomorrow

I’m a huge fan of PG+, for a multitude of reasons.  Let’s do this in list format:

  1. The Feed.  Awesome, constantly updated content not only from around the web, but also highlights features from PG+ that otherwise I wouldn’t know I couldn’t live without.
  2. Reader blogs.  I don’t write over there, but I try to comment as much as I can, and there are some great writers contributing.
  3. The Perks.  I haven’t used my card yet to get a discount anywhere, but to make up for it, I keep winning tickets to plays and movies.  Especially movies before they are released.  Pretty awesome.
  4. It’s a conversation, and I enjoy that.  The writing is a bit more casual, and the whole thing feels more like a blog.  Not to say local journalism is bad, but it’s nice to let the writers relax a bit, have fun with the readers and write about what they are passionate about.
  5. The sound off box, or whatever it’s called, is always a great read, mostly about the current sports headlines, but awesome nonetheless.
  6. The video channel.  Although truth be told, I keep trying to get them to do a password-protected RSS feed so I can just download the videos to iTunes or Zune.  Otherwise, I find that I don’t have the time to watch (I highly recommend Omnivore, and I am missing The Radical Middle).  This is probably my biggest gripe, but it’s not a huge one.
  7. It runs on Joomla! which is a CMS that I use and love.

PG+ v2.0

At least, it used to run on Joomla!  We’ll find out tomorrow when the new version is unveiled:

PG Plus is offline for a few hours while we migrate it over to the NEW PG Plus v2.0 site. New design, new mobile features and well just a better platform for us to roll a bunch of new stuff out over the coming weeks. but first… we have to migrate (why do I suddenly feel like a lemming!?) See you on the other side – New site will be up by the morning. Thanks, PGinteractive

I was always a little smug in my head, knowing that the Post Gazette used the same CMS that I did, so I’m kind of sad to see them migrate, but hey, the mobile features I’m sure will make up for it.

I really could go on and on about PG+, I know they did a free day where anyone could log in and see what it was, but the server got overloaded really quickly.  If you haven’t checked it out, give it a shot, sign up for one month to see if you like it.  You won’t be disappointed.

Hating on the Internet

I was just called a scumbag on PG+!

Seriously though, I’m really enjoying PG+, and if you haven’t checked it out, try it out for a month to see if you like it or not.  I’ll have more of a review up in a couple days when I can spend some more time with it, but sadly, just like everywhere else on the Internet, it seems impossible to hide from trolls and others who like to hate, but hate using their brains.

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