EveryBlock

EveryBlock

Mais uma site sobre mdias locativas, jornalismo e comunidade. O “EveryBlock”, permite visaulizao de notcias sobre uma determinada localidade e interao entre os usurios. Trs cidades esto cobertas hoje: NY, Chicago e SF. A questo que se coloca “What’s happening in my neighborhood?”. O usurio pode encontrar trs tipos de notcia: “Civic Information”, “News and blog entries” e “Fun”. O interessante que a definio do que notcia deixa de ser balizada por critrios jornalsticos e torna-se muito mais impressionista…Vejam nesses trechos retirados do site (via Locative Media):

“For a long time, that’s been a tough question to answer. In dense, bustling cities like Chicago, New York and San Francisco, the number of daily media reports, government proceedings and local Internet conversations is staggering. Every day, a wealth of local information is created officials inspect restaurants, journalists cover fires and Web users post photographs but who has time to sort through all of that?

Our mission at EveryBlock is to solve that problem. We aim to collect all of the news and civic goings-on that have happened recently in your city, and make it simple for you to keep track of news in particular areas. Were a geographic filter a ‘news feed’ for your neighborhood, or, yes, even your block.

(…) Well, it can be and we include as much of that on EveryBlock as possible. But, in our minds, ‘news’ at the neighborhood or block level means a lot more. On EveryBlock, ‘Somebody reviewed the new Italian restaurant down the street on Yelp’ is news. ‘Somebody took a photo of that cool house on your block and posted it to Flickr’ is news. ‘The NYPD posted its weekly crime report for your neighborhood’ is news. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.”