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Neighbors get to know each other as Internet goes local

StreetAdvisor, Outside.in offer content that connects via places

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How many people's names do you know who live within walking distance of your house? If you're like many Americans today, the answer is probably not many. No one knows neighborhoods and streets like the people who live there, and people who live near each other have a lot in common when it comes to local issues like parking, water lines and local crime. That's the thinking behind new online networks and RSS aggregation sites that aim to connect people who live near each other. The Web is getting more serious about local content generated by people at the street level for those who live nearby. A new site called StreetAdvisor.com launched today, joining a wave of other locally focused, user-generated sites -- including Outside.in -- that are trying to get at the fabric of local stories. StreetAdvisor StreetAdvisor bills itself as "an entirely new kind of online real estate community powered by crowd-sourced reviews." The site includes street-level data in communities across 26 countries...