Quote of the Day 2

“The thing that’s missing [in local information] is a centralized place. You remember Weblogs.com [a running list of recently updated blogs]? There isn’t one for geography.
A lot of interesting blogs got bootstrapped off of Weblogs.com because they were watching the traffic go by. A lot of people have tried the rocket science approach to geographical search, natural language search, and that hasn’t got us very far.
If we want this to work, we need some help from the producers, and if we want their help, we have to be super-polite about requirements and make it super-easy and fun.”
— Placeblogger and hyperlocal media champion Lisa Williams, Knight Foundation grant recipient and founder of H2otown and Placeblogger, quoted in a article by PBS’s Mark Glaser