*EVERYTHING* is local – change your perception and a paradigm shift happens

23 Dec

I’ve come to an epiphany lately. It may seem obvious, but it truly changes the way you perceive things. The truth is that everything is local.

Think about it – what is synonymous with the internet? Sex. Travel. Weather. News. Sports. They are all

very local oriented (sex – craigslist and AdultFriendFinder … whose affiliate managers email me twice a day ugh).

Really – the point of this post is for you to try to see the local aspect of your day to day life. The internet is a woven tapestry of local connections – but too often we see the finalized product, not the individual (local) links that bring it all together.

I will come back to this.

2 Responses to *EVERYTHING* is local – change your perception and a paradigm shift happens



December 24th, 2008 at 11:15 am

Completely agree with the travel aspect, which is exactly what we are trying to do with our sites. It sounds counter-intuitive- when you think of travel you think of going to a destination somewhere ELSE, beyond your own local space. Yet that destination is still the local space of other people.



December 25th, 2008 at 12:46 am

Ditto. Use local searches all the time to find places, reviews, weather, news, etc. Finding a good local DB that is upto date is another story. Guess once the local DB is setup, then keeping it clean is another issue.