LONG BEFORE IRISHBLOGS, Ireland had its online Local. But that venture rolled up when its eircom sponsor pulled the plug on that site's spirited entries and a loyal base of visitors. The existence of hundreds of Irishblogs suggest the idea holds water today.
- Jim Lussier of Norwest Venture Partners wants to see "a kind of souped-up Craigslist for every neighborhood" with "headlines and photos from dozens of local news sites run by busybodies willing to provide free content."
- -Bob Cauthorn's CityTools
- Mark Potts' Backfence
- Scripps' YourHub.com
- Steve Yelvington's BlufftonToday.com
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