outside.in Launches neighbourhood News Widget


Brooklyn-based outside.in, founded by author/entrepreneur Steven Johnson and funded by Union Square Ventures, has launched a neighbourhood-news widget that can be dropped into any blog (we’ll give it a test-drive here next week).  The widget allows you to input a city or zipcode and automatically display neighbourhood headlines that outside.in users have submitted.

Launched last year, outside.in is part Digg, part Mybloglog, part Facebook, part blog, and part map-mash-up.  The site allows you to plug in your neighbourhood, connect with fellow neighbours, submit news stories and blog posts, submit neighbourhood landmarks/restaurants/etc., comment, and browse a customised, neighbour-generated map.  Judging from the site statistics, the company appears to be doing nicely: The site tracks 3,288 neighborhoods and members have added 1,667 stories in the past 24 hours.

outside.in also just announced a special site configured for the iPhone.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.

Tagged In