I have always said content is king, especially in the Web 2.0 world. Without content, you are not only invisible to the ‘net, you are also meaningless. No matter how significant of technology you possess. This was never more apparent then the time we launched our first mapping application a couple generations ago (that is August of ’05 in Internet time).
[photopress:streetadvisorlogo.jpg,thumb,alignright]A company that will win or loose depending on their content launched Yesterday morning. Melbourne, Australia based company Streetadvisor.com launched their site and lets people comment on, and find information about, streets in their neighborhood.
What a great idea! Since back in the day, I have always wanted to create what I feel would be the perfect real estate site. This site would not only list hosues for sale and sold (like every other site), but would also have neighborhood information. The perfect site would essentially be to houses what vehix is to cars.
StreetAdvisor is the easy way to find out what people REALLY think about the street they live in. They ask many of the questions I would want answered before I moved in to a new neighborhood.
- “If only I knew what my street was like before I bought the house!”
- “I wish there was a way to ask my neighbors a question, but I’m just too busy to see them.”
- “I like my house, but my street is so noisy!”
- “My neighbor’s dog is always barking” (I added that one)
I know Shackprices has something similar to this under their Shack Neighborhoods.