Outside.in shows your neighborhood news

January 25th, 2008

Outside.in is another site that shows news, civic information and blogs posts relevant to a location. See the outside.in site for Catonsville MD, the area around UMBC for an example.

A VC blog calls this a hyperlocal site. (They are an investor). It’s similar to everyblock but it covers nearly 12,000 cities instead of three. The coverage, however, does not seem as deep.

They recognize the location of a blog posts as follows. A blogger registers he feed with outside.in and they monitor the posts. She geotags blog posts with the a location using one of four methods: (1) a link to a Google map with the location, (2) a blog category or tag that looks like a Zip code, (3) an inline text tag like or [where 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250], or (4) geoRSS