Good News for Hyperlocal Editors: EveryBlock Gets Better

EveryBlock, the nifty neighborhood data provider, has redesigned its website and shifted its focus. In a post on EveryBlock’s blog, founder Adrian Holovaty says that the site will change from a “one-way funnel of information,” to a more collaborative enterprise that’s “about participation more than passive consumption.”

EveryBlock, now a unit of MSNBC.com, has always been a good resource for community-minded people (including hyperlocal editors). It aggregates tons of data that would Continue reading »

Hyperlocal Lessons From The Huffpost Deal

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

On Monday, AOL announced that it had agreed to buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. The deal is worth watching for hyperlocal editors, if only because there’s a new boss at Patch.com, the most ambitious corporate version of hyperlocal news in the country. Patch runs about 800 hyperlocal sites across the country, including some in New York (mostly in Queens and Brooklyn). Continue reading »