Yourstreet comes with a deliciously elegant interface and a small but perfectly formed set of features focussed around 3rd party news, chat and a nice Google map mashup, all designed to encourage your local community to connect up online. Of course sites like this need a goodly amount of user interest before they become genuinely useful, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t serve as a great local community notice board once enough people start using it in earnest. And it’s obvious that online local classified ads won’t be long in coming to the site. Like it.
YourStreet transforms the way you experience local news by indexing and mapping thousands of articles, blogs, and conversations down to the street level. YourStreet connects you to the local information that impacts you most – what’s going on in your town, your neighborhood and even your block. YourStreet scans thousands of newspaper sites and local blogs each day to bring you the most comprehensive local news available anywhere. Our algorithm interprets the articles, identifies specific locations in the text, and plots them on an interactive map.