Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 25, 2010
Today the world wide web becomes the city wide web with the beta launch of LocalSpy. Hailed as the first truly local networking site, LocalSpy brings together city residents, businesses and organizations in one online and targeted forum.
LocalSpy relies on user generated content—and nothing else—to provide the news and reviews, steals and deals city residents have hankered for but couldn’t easily find with other websites. While editorial content available through hyperlocal sites and social networking sites like Facebook serve their purposes, LocalSpy connects local people to each other and the businesses and organizations that serve them through user-generated content.
It’s targeted, local information people have searched for, only now it’s easier to find because it’s city specific and relies on real-life people, businesses and organizations to spot and share that information.
Today LocalSpy launches city sites for Seattle, Redmond and Sammamish, with plans to expand to many more major cities over the next 18 months. There are plenty of networking websites focused on connecting people around the world, but none of them connects the niche local community at the city and even street level the way LocalSpy does, via user-generated content.
“The first thing a user will notice is how LocalSpy differs from other websites,” and that’s intentional. LocalSpy differs from the other sites because we are connecting people locally, and combining aspects of hyperlocal sites, social media and forums.”
Once users start participating and generating content, the local community will discover LocalSpy is the only source they need to find relevant local information, from local shopping to garage sales, school events to classified ads.
Only LocalSpy provides local search and networking at the city and even neighborhood level. Consider the possibilities:
- Two neighbors living on the same block for 5 years meet online.
- A newcomer gets the inside scoop by posting questions.
- Local businesses offer specials to the community members.
- Schools promote events to engage all area residents, not just the parents.
- Organizations convey their messages and connect with residents.
- Residents discuss local news.
LocalSpy lets local residents, businesses and organizations keep an eye on their community in a whole new way…by relying on each other.
LocalSpy relies on users to provide the content, and is actively seeking users to sign up and start making themselves known on the LocalSpy sites for Seattle, Redmond or Sammamish. To experience and become part of the truly local Internet, head to http://www.localspy.com