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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Likes Events, Square Becomes a Platform

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Likes Events, Square Becomes a Platform

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Making It Easier To Find Events You Want To Go To (Mashable)… How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever (AdWeek)… The Racists Next Door: Why Nextdoor’s Racial Profiling “problem” Isn’t The Company’s Fault — It’s Society’s (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Helps FEMA, Springer Continues Classifieds Push

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Waze Helps FEMA, Springer Continues Classifieds Push

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.How Waze’s Crowd-Sourced Data Helped FEMA Deliver the Gas After Sandy (GigaOm)… Buying Another Classified Site, Springer Sees Digital Filling Print Gap (Paid Content)… Tree Maps and Dwindling Cigarettes: One Hyperlocal Site’s Approach to Sandy (The New York Observer)…

As Paywalls Evolve, So Does the Perception of Paywalls

Matt Sokoloff

As Paywalls Evolve, So Does the Perception of Paywalls

It’s time to acknowledge that, overall, people are starting to get used to paying for content online — especially on smartphones and tablets. It will be interesting to see how the various paywall models play out over time, but I have become more confident that paywalls (in some form or fashion) are a piece of the puzzle to running a profitable hyperlocal or regional news website…

Street Fight Daily: More Journatic Drama, New Hyperlocal Co-op

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: More Journatic Drama, New Hyperlocal Co-op

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Chicago Tribune Discovers Plagiarism, Suspends Work with Journatic (Poynter)… Banyan Project Planning Its First Community-owned News Co-op (Nieman Lab)… The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong (Both Sides of the Table)…

For Troubled News Industry, Is It Enough to ‘Pivot’?

Tom Grubisich

For Troubled News Industry, Is It Enough to ‘Pivot’?

“Let’s just assume that the traditional newspaper organization is a loss and will not survive, and come up with other plans to produce local journalism,” said the AP’s Jonathan Stray. “I may or may not be right about the possibility of survival for the former news industry, but I think this point of view forces the right questions.”