Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hyperlocal NJ News From The New York Times

Have you heard the news? I found out about it via [a really fun source of new business ideas from around the world - consider subscribing to their free newsletter - here's the latest issue online.]...

The New York Times has just launched The Local. Tagline: Your town. Your neighborhood. Your block. Covered by you and for you.

Here's how Springwise describes the Local:

Hyperlocal news from The New York Times
Media & publishing
The Local, which was just launched by The New York Times, will feature posts by both NYT journalists and community members alike about day-to-day life in five neighbourhoods.

Now, it's not quite our town, our neighborhood, our block. That is, it doesn't capture Kinnelon, NJ.

However, one blog is all about Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, NJ - which aren't too far away - and it does a wonderful job capturing the essence of what makes neighborhoods special.

It also reinforces the value that The Smoke Rise Blog - which invites you to Experience the sights, sounds, history and community of the most magical place on earth - the Land Where the Smoke Rises - around Smoke Rise and Kinnelon, NJ - offers our community.

So, go explore The Local. If it inspires stories about our community, just forward them to me at cbwhittemore [at] gmail [dot] com so we can post them to our hyperlocal blog about the area around Kinnelon, NJ.

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Unknown said...

Hi, Thanks for the kind words. I'd be interested in hearing what you hear back from your people, about what features appeal. We are trying to make the best possible model and are open to everyone's ideas. Thanks!
Tina Kelley
The Local

CB Whittemore said...

Tina, thanks for stopping by. I love what you are doing with The Local and look forward to seeing - even participating - in its evolution.

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