The Minneapolis Crime Watch blog (http://minneapoliscrime
watch.blogspot.com) was, once upon a time, one of the most popular blogs in North Minneapolis. Though ostensibly covering crime all over the city, for obvious reasons the blog tended to cover North Minneapolis A LOT.
Some years ago the author of the blog moved on to other professional opportunities, but the Mpls Crime Watch blog itself remained--still being fed upon by search engines, still modestly useful in an archival sort of way--and so it remained on my blog roll.
Today that changes. The crime watch blog has apparently been taken over by spammers speaking a foreign language...
Here's an example of the "hard-hitting crime coverage" appearing on the blog today:
Enough of that, I say.
Yes, I will tolerate a blog that's dormant and I will keep it around in my blog roll as a useful historical archive, but when the spammers speaking in Hindi (???) take over it's time to clean up the blog roll.
Fire off a 21-gun salute, folks. It's the end of an era in Minneapolis social media, and a good era it was.
But it's officially over.