• a hyperlocal blog/news aggregator headed by Steven Johnson [via kottke], with some thoughts about the project from SBJ: Introducing outside.in.
    filed under: community, weblogs, startup, geo
As you know I'm a huge fan of hyperlocal info, and I'll be watching this closely. They have some interesting ideas (tying geography to posts rather than blogs), and I wonder how that will work practically. And how will this scale without an army of editors? How is a blog chosen for inclusion? How do they plan to deal with spam? How do you weed out posts that have nothing to do with the locality (is it solely keyword/category sifting)? Do they plan to ask weblog authors to include metadata with each post? I have dozens of questions for them about hurdles I've run into running a local community aggregator.