outside.in is a new service that allows users to find out what's being written about their neighborhoods.
outside.in is a new site from ‘Everything That's Bad Is Good For Ya' author Steven Berlin Johnson. It's a service that allows users to find out what's being written about their neighborhoods. When bloggers write about local issues or events, they can tag each post and a link and extract will show up on the outside.in site. The site says:
Every day, the web collects new essential information about your local community: the open house around the corner; a restaurant review in the local paper; a rant from a parent about a declining public school; a concert that's just been announced; a police report on a recent break-in; gossip about a celebrity sighting. But while that information is all grounded in a real-world place, on the web it is scattered everywhere: in blogs, online newspapers, discussion threads, government sites.