Thursday, July 3, 2008

What's the News in Your Neighborhood?

Rick Simmons of Dinkum Interactive (who I met in my networking, of course) pointed me to It's not really networking-related, but it is very much Philadelphia-related, so I thought I would share it anyway. EveryBlock takes a variety of different data sources -- crime reports, restaurant reviews, real estate listings, post office office hours -- and maps them block by block to the streets of Philadelphia. Neat.

The one thing it seems to be missing is a way to have a feed of news and events of local neighborhood associations. There are several YahooGroups and Google Groups that we belong to in our neighborhood that keep us up-to-date with the local happenings. We also get some regular e-mails from our local government representatives. It would be nice to have a way to add these data sources into EveryBlock. Well, you can't have everything.

Also, alas, it only works within the city limits. EveryBlock is also available for Charlotte, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

What's happening near Independents Hall on Strawberry Street?

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