If you think the blogosphere is insulated from the media’s trends toward consolidation, think again. Earlier this summer, Shawington, a collection of Shaw-specific blogs, burst into cyberspace.

Shaw residents Ben Welsh and Martin Moulton created Shawington to make life easier for residents overwhelmed by the proliferation of blogs offering news about their neighborhood. (In April, the Web site outside.in named Shaw the second “bloggiest” neighborhood in the country, trailing Clinton Hill in Brooklyn and beating out downtown L.A.)

“There’s a lot of blogs in the neighborhood,” Welsh says. “The goal is just to simplify the reading process.”

Shawington currently aggregates 34 blogs, a group that includes A Shaw Thing, Fifth and Oh, and Treebox Vodka. The Web site also offers a photographic tour of Shaw’s vacant properties.

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