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A sleeping website awakes

I think that The Terminal will take some advice from one of our readers who hinted that he didn’t want to see another year in review story or predictions about Birmingham, AL for 2009…

Those who’ve survived this year behind the scenes here will leave that job of interpreting up to you over on Magic City Question, starting today.

What I will do is take a few moments to explain the site’s recent silence over on My Birmingham (but only after giving a quick shout out to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for their victory in the Papa Johns.com Bowl!).

Do you Tweet?

Tweeting - courtesy of Macapper.comThis seems to be a popular question today as Twitter is becoming a more recognized part of everyday communication among people. We still maintain our primary Twitter account (if we haven’t invited you to join it from our other profiles, it’s coming soon). People seem to have all sorts of reasons for sending Twitter messages or tweets. Lisa Hoffman invited some of her followers to share their reasons on her blog while local blogger Ike Pigott updated his expectations.

What are your thoughts?

Image: Macapper.com

WordCamp Birmingham – come on over

Late Friday evening, we announced that we would be serving as an organizing sponsor for WordCamp Birmingham, the first WordCamp that will be held in the Southeastern United States. The conference will take place on September 27 & 28. A quick primer – WordCamps are informal gatherings of WordPress enthusiasts, users and developers to talk the popular, open source software used to run several million blogs and websites (including this one).

I’ve got some interesting reasons for why we’re doing this and if you head over to My Birmingham today, you’ll get to read them all.

Rep. Davis holds crime forum tonight

U.S. Congressman Artur Davis will be hosting the Save Our Streets Crime Prevention Forum tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Birmingham City Council Chambers.

The forum comes as a result of recently released FBI crime statistics indicating Birmingham ranked 8th in the nation in homicides and 18th in violent crime. Congressman Davis hopes that the forum will allow for the exchange of information and best practices about how to begin taking back our communities.

Panelists will include:

  • Chief A.C. Roper, Birmingham Police Department
  • Kenneth Kaiser, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Fred Grebauer, New York City Mayor’s Office
  • Lt. Col. James Whalen, Cincinnati Police Department
  • Rachel Laser, Third Way