The local Web, continued

On: January 2, 2007
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About Michael Stevenson
I am a lecturer and PhD candidate in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. I've been a contributor to Masters of Media since 2006, though I now only post occasionally. A short list of papers and projects can be found here

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Placeblogger brings together blogs based on their location. Personally, I really am looking forward to aggregators like this one taking off. Maybe they will change how we perceive the blogosphere (i.e. beyond terms of A-list bloggers and the Long Tail). I remember wishing there was some service like this in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, as there were a number of first-hand witnesses to what was going on, but no way to find them if they had not been mentioned by more mainstream sources..
In any case, how long before Technorati catches on and starts doing location-specific searches? And Google? Or are they already nostalgic for a Web mapped by topic?

See also a previous post on locative media. Found out about placeblogger via Boingboing.

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