It takes a lot of time to sift through info-blasts worldwide. But now a start-up is helping to tailor your interests to your own backyard.
"Launched in 2011, Detroit's Glocal offers users a tailored local experience via online community forums. It aims to counter a loss of connection with local community that many see as a negative effect of the global hyper-connectedness driven by social media. Techonomy spoke with Glocal President Lincoln Cavalieri about the importance of zooming in on what's happening in your own neck of the woods.
How does Glocal work?
It's a hyper-local community forum for over 150 cities around the world. Members of a local community create categories and forums, write articles, post videos, and link to local deals, restaurants, events, and such. We also have classifieds, so you can sell your bike and your boat. The community defines what's important to it, and moderators make sure all content is appropriate."