Heute startet Es handelt sich um ein Verzeichnis sogenannter «hyperlokaler» Websites.

Eine Definition findet sich auf der About-Seite:

«Placeblogs, however, are about something broader than news alone. They’re about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn’t news but creates the texture of our daily lives: our commute, where we eat, conversations with our neighbors, the irritations and delights of living in a particular place among particular people. However, when news happens in a community, placeblogs often cover those events in unique and nontraditional ways, and provide a community watercooler to discuss those events.»

Jay Rosen liefert eine gute Übersicht über das Projekt und verweist auf ein Video in dem Gründerin Lisa Wiliams die Website vorstellt.

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