Linkpaper Launching on August 8th
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.