Eric Richardson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is generally interested in the intersection between technology, community and news.
Born in South Carolina, I spent a decade out in Los Angeles enjoying the weather and trying to figure out the future of community news. In January of 2005 I started blogdowntown, an online news site for Downtown Los Angeles. In 2011, the site became a part of Southern California Public Radio, where I spent a year working in digital media.
I can be reached via email at e at ericrichardson.com.
I started "blogging" in November of 1998, well before anyone was calling it that. The blog started out running on eNews, a couple scripts I had thrown together to store news entries in an mSQL database. From April of 1999 to November of 2007, it ran on various iterations of eThreads, a Perl application I wrote to do discussion forums and blogs.
Today the site runs on verblog, a Ruby on Rails engine that features a set of blog functions stripped down from blogdowntown.