Fellow info junkies, rejoice: EveryBlock hits Seattle

We knew this was coming but didn’t know it was here till a tip from Rasmus: EveryBlock has launched its Seattle site. The stuff you’ll find aggregated there includes some of the government databases we read to look for interesting tidbits to share with you, but if you want to see it all in raw form, in one place you can access by zip code or street address — this is it. Not perfect because it’s tech-based rather than human-based, so if one of our articles, for example, doesn’t have an exact street address but affects you anyway, it might not come up – for example, what you’ll find right now on the Alki page doesn’t seem to include any of our articles within the past 24 hours – but if you want to watch, say, the boiler permits in your ‘hood, which are issued by address, perfect. It’s indexing recent 911 calls too (the stuff you otherwise find “live” here).

5 Replies to "Fellow info junkies, rejoice: EveryBlock hits Seattle"

  • JenV August 18, 2008 (1:55 pm)

    Hyper-Hyper local?? ;)

  • Bernicki August 18, 2008 (4:04 pm)

    I LOVE IT!

  • beef August 18, 2008 (6:58 pm)

    maybe just a slow uptake. with my address i get the WSB story from the 13th about the Explosive Attack.

  • Jenny August 19, 2008 (10:07 pm)

    Not hyper-local enough. I’m going to start jenny.everyhouse.com. Up to the minute updates on who’s in what room, the current gas & water readings, what’s playing on our TV, what’s about to go bad in the fridge, which lightbulbs are about to burn out, um, and our current pulse rates & body temperatures. Just for starters.

    Hmmm. Now to go figure out a business model…

  • WSB August 19, 2008 (10:26 pm)

    Well, that’s the $64,000 (actually more like seven digits) question … even EveryBlock doesn’t currently have a business model except for getting grants. We may not be particularly techy here at WSB but at least we are breaking even!

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