Vin Crosbie likes Topix

Vin sez: “… Topix probably produces a better news Web site for many localities than those localities own newspapers do.
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“One of the advantages Topix has is it gathers content from multiple media companies. For example, a newspaper’s Web site has content primarily from its print edition, while Topix has content from that newspaper, other newspapers that might cover the same town, and all the TV and radio stations and business journals covering that town. It could be a formidable competitor.
The major disadvantage Topix faces is in marketing. It’s easy for a daily newspaper to market itself in its own community, but not so easy for Topix to do so.”