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Age of Exuberance, Part Two

Those of us who remember what it was like during the first Age of Exuberance will remember the energy, vision, dynamism of the mid and late-'90s. We were creating the future, and we knew it. We shared freely and worked tirelessly. This was life before Bush ushered in the Age of Ennui then the Age of Terror.
Leave it to Greensboro, North Carolina to just say no to fear, and yawp a big yes across the blogospheric world.
With the help of visionary leaders and blognoscenti such as Ed Cone, Matthew Gross, John Robinson, Patrick Eakins, Roch Smith, David and Jinni Hoggard, Lex Alexander, Tara Grubb, Billy the Blogging Poet, The Shu, Chewie World Order, Dennis Elliott, Ben at Lux et Umbra,  Uncle Matt, Southern Rants and others, the bloggers are congregating and aggregating, and the Greensboro newpaper, The N & R has carpayed the diem in a big way...and the nation and world are now tuning in.

Jay Rosen at PressThink is covering the phenomenon that is destined to be replicated across the country, perhaps with your help. Here he what he said about one of our own, Jude, who lives in New York, but who had found a virtual watering hole, if not second home, in Greensboro: Virtual Mayberry.

Read Jay Rosen's definitive article HERE.

The illustrious and wondrous Joe Gandelman at The Moderate Voice has also picked up on the buzz. And Iddybud is also helping to connect the dots, along with David Hoggard and Mister Sugar, who recalls the event that launched a revolution..

A Search for "Greensboro" at Technorati will show you who all is writing about Greensboro bloggers right now.

Please feel free to share your ideas with the good folks of Greensboro. Here are some aggregators where you may find them:

Greensboro101
NC BLOGS
GSO Live
Piedmont Blogger Conference

Newpaper players
The Greensboro News & Record
John Robinson
Ed Cone
Lex Alexander

The Greensboro street is a microcosm of the American street. Give them a hand.

For this and more see:
http://www.reachm.com/amstreet/
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Originally posted to anonyMoses on Tue Dec 21, 2004 at 07:57 PM PST.

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