MIT on Twitter

Below is an unofficial list of Twitter accounts run by on-campus entities. If you know of one that’s missing, please let me know so I can add it to the list.

Note: The MIT News Office curates an official list of MIT Twitter feeds. Their list is more comprehensive and has descriptions for each feed. I’d encourage you to take a look at their list: From there you can choose to follow individual MIT Twitter feeds or follow the whole list.

[This list was last updated: 09/07/2010]

Fenway Art Center … in the Back Bay?

I always thought it strange that the Fenway Art Center is locates in the heart of the Back Bay. It’s been there a long time too. To the right is Cafe Jaffa which is intermittently open and may have a customer or two when you walk by.

Rent can’t be cheap, L’Espalier (one of the most $$$$ restaurants in boston–and worth it) was on this street until their recent move to the Mondrian hotel.

What gives?

The Leisure Link’s Launch in Boston

From the The Leusure Link web site comes news of a cool event in Jamaica Plain studio of the “A Far Cry” players:

The Leisure Link’s Launch in Boston:
A Fundraiser for Take Back Your Time
with special guest John de Graaf, National Coordinator of Take Back Your Time

TBYT is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
A Far Cry, 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP to or 917-626-0344; suggested donation: $8-24

An example of hyper-local and real-time web

I’m on the number 1 bus, Mass Ave. from Boylston to the Orange Lime T. Checking Twitter I see a friend is at the Ben Fold’s show at Boston’s Symphony Hall; it’s on the route.

As we pass by the symphony, a mother, remarking on the un-symphony like crowd says: “who’s playing tonight?” She picks up the Boston Metro (journalistic dandruff of the MBTA and a very local, paper with arts & entertainment listings).

Nothing No news.

Contrasted with the goals of the augmented reality researchers I heard speak last week at EmTech, let alone the pre-natal real-time web available now, the vignette was subtlely remarkable.

Amazon Recommendations Considered Harmful

With apologies to the GOTO statement, the recomendation below is truly harmful.

PAT CONROY ?!?!!?!

The flanking books I can see, but Pat Conroy? I admit that I once read “Prince of Tides,” but I was on vacation at a house with a limited library. Pat Conroy v. Danielle Steele; Conroy wins that one.

But how did Amazon find out? A less than discreet relative perhaps….

(ps. Check out the review snippet from Wapo in the second image)