I had dinner last night with a friend from Knoxville, TN. During dinner, she told me about the Knoxville Blog Network, a product of Knoxville News Sentinel and BlogNetNews.com. The local Knoxville newspaper provides this service and gives readers of their website local blogger content. Here's how they describe themselves:
You've seen aggregators before. Knoxville Blog Network jumps a generation ahead. We're not interested in reprinting your posts and we don't have an ideological ax to grind. We are going to use your feeds and the feeds of top bloggers from your online community to create new content and information that will organize this slice of the Internet making it work better for bloggers and their readers.
Our launch version offers these features:
- The day's top news based solely on what news stories Knoxville bloggers are linking to: no matter what mainstream news source they're in.
- A micro search engine that will only search the Knoxville blogosphere.
- A quick guide to the hottest blog comment sections in Knoxville.
I think it's a great idea.