Scott Kirsner writes in the Globe that Boston is behind Silicon Valley in consumer tech. No surprises here on East Coast vs. West Coast / infrastructure vs. consumer split. Kirsner ends saying that he thinks the Boston consumer tech scene is on an upswing. Anecdotal evidence includes increased attendance at events like WebInno, OpenCoffees, etc. But so far, few real hits. Maybe Going will take off as the social network for the post-college crowd?

Ironic that the leading makers of technology that allow the world to communicate from anywhere and form new social networks still huddle around the Valley.