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placeblogger.com
Primary Twitter:
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Placeblogger is a site that aggregates and organizes content from local blogs.

The site, founded by Boston-area blogger Lisa Williams in 2007, allows users to create specialized feeds and maps of local blogs. The site has a database of blogs sorted into designated market areas for advertisers, as well as a service to help license local blog content. In 2009, Placeblogger redesigned its site to encourage more personal interaction.

Placeblogger received $222,000 in startup funding from the Knight Foundation through its News Challenge in 2007.

Video: Lisa Williams’ 2007 Knight News Challenge video:

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Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
April 14, 2009 / Edward J. Delaney
Lisa Williams on hyperlocal blogging — The New York Times weighed in Monday on what may seem like a curiosity to some of its print-leaning readers — hyperlocal news organizations. It goes into some detail for three of the organizations it mentions ̵...

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