Where 2.0: Facebook Places Focuses on ‘Pushing Up the Stack’

Facebook Head of Groups Justin Shaffer told attendees at Where 2.0 that one of Facebook’s goal is to develop the largest database of “interesting” places. The collection of places has “really been the focus” of his division for the past four-to-six months he said. At the same time, the database of places is probably something […]

Fwix Drives Local News Aggregation Via Custom Algorithms

The local and community news “aggregator” space is poised to become increasingly important. Local news staffs, obviously, are being whittled away with the declining economics of local news. But there is more local content than ever, via blogs, pro/amateur content, reviews and other sources. Already, the aggregator space is well populated by sites such as […]

Fwix, a ‘Local Newswire,’ Goes Mobile for Easy Submissions

The opportunities for “citizen journalism” and “consumer nation” are there. Social and hyperlocal media sites like Yelp and Angie’s List have done more than OK. But mobile on-the-go apps are more than likely going to kick the roof off. Citysearch has already seen this with its reviews. When people don’t have to wait to go […]