So They Say.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I don’t know.

Found an article on TechCrunch just now that a new site called Citizenbay is being launched.

Citizenbay is a city centered citizen journalism project that will pay users whose contributions are voted the ten best by readers each day in 60 cities around the US and France.

Hmmm. Sounds familiar. Come to think of it, not only is that the idea of this site, it’s half our tagline.

I dig the idea of voting on posts, but I’m still not subscribing to the adage on this one.

4 Comments so far

  1. meh (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    i dunno. while there is some overlap, citizenbay looks more like a locally-oriented rather than a metblog-like local forum.

    it key difference seems to be that citizenbay allows anyone to submit stories, links, photos, while metblog has a closed system of contributors +commenting.

    it looks interesting, as long as it actually launches and doesn’t turn into a vapor-site.

  2. tiffany (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    erm, the idea of local blogs and citizen journalism media isn’t exactly original, groundbreaking and unheard of. … to tell the truth, neither is the slogan (like no one else could come up with a ripoff of “think global. act local.”).

    there’s the gothamist (gothamist, laist, sfist) family. the failed bayosphere project. the daily gotham. the aggregator…

    methinks you’re reaching on this one.

  3. Maigh (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

    Mayhaps. Either way it should be interesting to see what – if anything – they do.

  4. ed (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 10:27 am

    “I dig the idea of voting on posts,”

    No, I think you digg this idea.

    Get it?

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