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Neighborhood Blogs

Steve Scher
06/30/2008 at 9:00 a.m.

A townhouse is going up next door, someone got mugged around the corner, and a new coffee shop opened down the street. That's the kind of thing you want to know when it happens near you. But it's probably not going to make it into the city newspaper. Hyper local bloggers have sprung up to fill you in on your neighborhood news. Some bloggers are reporters. Some are software developers. Some are just curious citizens. One only writes haikus. Are local blogs how all of us will get more information in the future? Is it a sustainable business? Do you read a local blog? Email weekday@kuow.org.

Guest(s)

Tracy Record is editor and co–publisher of the West Seattle Blog.

Rick McKinnon founded OlyBlog and is one of its docents.

Scott Durham is president of Instivate, which builds neighborhood blogging software. He started Central District News to test the software.

Amber Campbell is a marketing consultant. She writes and edits the Rainier Valley Post.

Sara Nelson writes the Hillku blog under the name Final Answer. She also contributes to the Capitol Hill Seattle blog.

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