possible revenue streams
competitors (for traffic and revenue), or data source?
should they partner with others already getting geo data?
meta: how much of most people's writing is location-focused? Does that matter? Yes probably.
- if you know general/static Zip Code for a writer, then you might be able to scrape content and look up capitalized phrases against a directory of Places (YellowPages?)...
maybe tie to events, scrape Calendar sites?
notes from Oct'2006
Steven Johnson has just launched OutsideIn, a GeoTag-based aggregator. Everything seems to point to stuff elsewhere, with apparently no commentary, just first-snippets. Some of the content seems to be auto-scraped, others submitted/tagged by humans.
I think a service like this will eventually need:
a way to filter ('or' query) on various tags defining your areas of interest
filter based on weights of interest and near-ness (we're not only interested in the HyperLocal)
maybe add a Social Network Context.
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