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I’ve been alluding to this project in several of my previous posts. I’m officially unveiling it to my blog readers here and now. Hopefully, there will be others that will pick up on it from here and post it on their own blogs… and the news will spread.

I’m getting a bit excited about this project. I’ve been working on it for a while now. In my never so humble opinion, I think I’m about to launch what will amount to a ripple in the pond of journalism that will change the way we are exposed to news offline.

It’s called the “Linkpaper” and as far as I know, I’ll be the first to launch such a news delivery medium. You can read more about it over at the blog that I’ve set up for it here.

In short, a Linkpaper is a newspaper of sorts, but only the first 250 or so words of the article/news item is printed. Kind of like a blog that’s set up to deliver the first 250 words (or whatever) when read via an RSS feed.

It assembles news items from across the internet, from any and all sources, including a heavy reliance on blog entries. It’ll be delivered to people’s door steps for free.

I know you will have many questions, and I’ve answered many of them on my new Blog County blog. So, be sure to visit there if you get a chance.

Here’s to trying to change the face of offline news delivery… cheers!

Our first issue will be printed and delivered on August 8th. Wish us luck!

Update: If you’re interested in being a local Blog County business center (meaning you print, distribute and sell advertising in your local area), shoot me an email to myself (at) dansherman.com. It’ll require about $1000 in start up capital (equipment and initial working capital.) That isn’t something that can be replaced… so please don’t ask if you can make it up in sweat equity. You gotta have the right equipment and some working funds to get going.

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3 Comments

  1. wait, if you predict the demise of newspapers, why are you advocating linkspaper.

    the whole idea behind blogs are to save paper and read them from any computer.

    surf

  2. I’ve predicted the demise of the newspaper “as we know it.” Which is a hefty pile of paper packed full of advertisements. With the decline in readership (and declining day by day), advertisers will start to leave. To shore up revenue, they’ll have to raise the price of the paper, which will in turn drive more people away from the paper. It’s a downward spiral.

    The Linkpaper still gives people something to physically look at because people like to read something physical, especially during breaks or during lunch… etc. But it’s free and it’s condensed, using the internet as the holder of the content and the linkpaper as the introduction to that content. Each medium is being utilized to its maximum potential.

    No, the whole idea behind blogs isn’t to save paper. The idea behind blogs is to create an avenue by which the average person can convey ideas to someone interested in reading, listening or viewing it. (Blog, vlog or podcast.) The more people exposed to your little piece of the internet where you are sharing that info (regardless HOW the exposure happens) is a good thing.

    The linkpaper is just another way to promote a blog that has information worth promoting and sharing. And it’s free. There are no downsides to this. 🙂

    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Hey, the blogcounty website didnt seem to work, im interested in more information about this project..

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