Do you live in the 8th Ward? In Marynook, Avalon Park, Pill Hill, Chatham, Jeffrey Manor, South Shore or Grand Crossing? Check out our special line to your community.
You may have heard or used that useful Everyblock.com site. The site finds information – data feeds – and pulls them into a searchable form oriented around places. In Chicago, you can pull in information about a block, a neighborhood, a ward, or several neighborhoods. We are going to be experimenting with Everyblock as a way to provide you with information that doesn’t need to be reported in the traditional sense. Everyblock lets you connect to conversations in your neighborhood, too.
You can read a story in Chicagotalks, discuss it on Everyblock. Maybe you can add information to what our reporters found. When you find something interesting on Everyblock, like a trend in crime statistics, then submit that as a story to Chicagotalks. You don’t even have to type it up. You can call it in at 312 436 1820.
Are you watching for the first tulips this spring? Take the picture and share it with us at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chicagotalks/.
Did we miss your neighborhood? Leave us a note and we’ll add it to our mix.
- MSNBC.com Relaunches EveryBlock As A Social Network For The Neighborhood (paidcontent.org)
- EveryBlock Learns Secret to Local News: People (gigaom.com)