A placeblog is an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time
It can be done by one person, a defined group of people, or in a way that’s open to community contribution
It’s not a newspaper, though it may contain random acts of journalism
It’s about the lived experience of a place
I love that “random acts of journalism” part. Doesn’t that describe Mainstream Media as well?
Placeblogger is a new site brought to you by the luminaries of citizen journalism: Lisa Williams, Jay Rosen, and Dan Gillmor.
Looks like listings are open to the public.
Read the rest of the “What a…?” page. It’s a great description of what this type of blog is about. With the new municipal wireless system coming to Minneapolis, I hope we will see more ‘placeblogs’ and maybe even some neighborhood projects to get them going.
MNSpeak, our own hyperlocal blogging device (or whatever), is listed at #9 in the realm of placeblogs.