Screw all manner of betaworks' objectivity, this is pretty cool - John Geraci:
Don’t have time to start a placeblog? Neither do I. But now, thanks to outside.in Radar, Twitter and Summize, we can placetweet. Placetweeting? I’ve got time for that.
Three services being interconnected in ways that I don't believe any of them initially thought about could create value. Now once they start using switchabit . . . .
How does it work?
You just twitter like you normally do, but include the neighborhood you’re twittering about, and if you want to take it a step further, the name of the venue you’re twittering about.
Then, via the magic of the summize api and outside.in’s place detection algorithms, your tweet will be detected, matched to those locations, and will show up in people’s Radar in those areas.
So for example, this recent tweet:
ericgardenfork tweets: even people in the Tea Lounge Park Slope Brooklyn are talking about Tiger woods
just popped onto the Radar of everyone in Park Slope, and it got attached to the cafe Tea Lounge in that neighborhood. It’s being read right now by everyone in that part of Brooklyn, informing them about their local area.That’s a pretty low bar for getting involved in the hyperlocal scene. I may not ever really be a placeblogger, but I’ve already become a placetweeter.