Mais uma site sobre mídias locativas, jornalismo e comunidade. O “EveryBlock”, permite visaulização de notícias sobre uma determinada localidade e interação entre os usuários. Três cidades estão cobertas hoje: NY, Chicago e SF. A questão que se coloca é “What’s happening in my neighborhood?”. O usuário pode encontrar três tipos de notícia: “Civic Information”, “News and blog entries” e “Fun”. O interessante é que a definição do que é notícia deixa de ser balizada por critérios jornalísticos 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. We’re 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.”