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Pottermore was created by JK Rowling to extend the world of Harry Potter by providing insight into her notes and yet unrevealed details about her books. The site has various social features and games, as well as house sorting and wand selection. Currently, only information related to the first book has been included, though more is planned.

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by Joshua Whitman on Apr 19, 2012

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Bosskey, post-launch, pre-notoriety

Hello all! Bosskey is a new site, and as a new site, it's still finding its bearings in the world.

Bosskey's regular writers are people who have something to say, enough knowledge of their topic to say it with authority, and a dynamic writing style. A love for their subject matter is what brings them to us, and a desire to share their thoughts keeps them around.

If you are a person who wants to become a better writer, and/or you have a love of nerdy things, perhaps you'd fit in as a writer at Bosskey! We are looking for people who can commit to one article a week, with some allowance for delays that will get more flexible as time goes on.

As we move forward, you may see some slight adjustments to our direction, but never to our mission. The way we approach our goals shifts as we learn new things and meet new people. Keep in mind that the site is still in active development, so occasionally there will be new features for you to utilize and enjoy.

Just yesterday, we added the "news blurb" format, which is designed to offer a quick look at important news topics relevant to your interests! When big news is reported, we'll post a quick summary, including all the most important facts, and we'll provide a source URL where you can read more. This is meant to keep everyone on the same page if they haven't had the chance to keep up with other news outlets.

Contact me, Josh, at josh@bosskey.org if you're interested in writing. Or, you can find me on Facebook.

The header image is Unstompable Force by TsaoShin.

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We're back from Anime Boston!

Hey, everyone! This past weekend, Bosskey administrators Suzanne and myself were staff at Anime Boston. We spent the whole convention mingling with guests and talking to people about Bosskey. These are exciting times for sure.

It's even possible you're here now because you found out about our little site at Anime Boston! If you are, welcome! Everyone at the Bosskey community is really excited to have you.

Bosskey is a community! We are nerds, or geeks, whichever you prefer. This is no ordinary site, either. We use our own custom software, built with hundreds of hours of work, where every feature has been carefully considered to make the best possible site for our users. We have users on our mind at every stage as we continue to develop and hone the software to meet your needs.

And that's what you can expect from Bosskey, in a nutshell. We hope everyone can find something to enjoy here, but mostly, we hope you can all enjoy each other as we come together under the common banner of "nerddom."

Stick around, like us on Facebook, subscribe to our RSS, check back on a daily basis for new posts and new friends! In the next few days, you can look forward to a whole bunch of new articles!

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Welcome to Bosskey!

Welcome, one and all! This is Bosskey, a blog and forum for nerdy people, covering topics of interest to a wide range of such people.

As more and more people come into our midst in the coming weeks, I’d like to be perfectly clear about what the site is. To that end, we have a “mission statement,” as in, a carefully written statement of the “perfect state” of the site. What are we about?

Bosskey brings thoughtful discussion to games, TV & movies, comics, and other popular media. It is a community-driven website built to encourage thought-provoking conversations and a friendly atmosphere. Bosskey writers, artists, and editors provide high-grade, informed, and/or humorous content on a regular basis as enthusiasts of popular media. Bosskey users can enjoy a wide variety of new content in the forums and blog daily.

It’s pretty simple, really. We just want people to enjoy themselves. There’s a learning process we, the staff, are going through right now as we get our bearings. The site will constantly improve as development continues. As time goes on, we will become better and better, in content and in execution.

As you read this now, unless you’ve navigated your way back here from a far off future, you’re witnessing the ground level of something awesome.

We’re really excited to have you here, and it is our greatest hope that you’ll find something here in the content that will bring you back tomorrow and the next day ad infinitum.

To all those who’ve helped us get this far, I offer my sincere thanks. To Suzanne, our wonderful programmer and co-creative lead for the site, I offer the greatest hyperbolic expression of gratitude money can’t buy. May the might of a thousand suns carry on her work in perpetuity.

And thank you! If you’re reading this, thank you. I hope you enjoy yourself!

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