Hyper-local Community News Site n0tice Launches
n0tice.com, which recently launched following a beta testing period, is a hyper-local community noticeboard which started as a project incubated by the Guardian Media Group. The service allows its members to record events, post offers, and share news and images with fellow members relating to their local area.
Members of the service can operate their own noticeboard, which includes analytics (with revenue generation) and a unique URL. Custom noticeboards can be themed and configured to include name, tagline, Facebook and Twitter links.
One a noticeboard is setup members can post offers, reports, and events, relating to a specific area. For example, to post an offers if you have something you want to sell or give away for free you need to specify a location (the use of a home address is not advised), enter a title and description of the item, post up to five tags, and an image of up 2 MB in size. You can also specify the price or indicate that you wish to give the item away for free. Posting of a news report is similar which asks you to enter a location, write a headline, describe in more detail exactly what is happening, add up to five tags, link to a relevant website source, and upload a photograph up to 2 MB in size.
It is important to ensure you have permission to use the information, such as photographs, prior to sharing on n0tice.com as by doing so, according to the n0tice.com terms and conditions, you grant certain rights to the site however the site does state the copyright remains with the copyright owener.
n0tice.com is an interesting service but one that is going to need mass take up before it can prove itself as an effective service and it will also need the ability to upload video (although you can embed video from an existing source such as YouTube), and do it all using a mobile device to be truly useful. The n0tice.com service (spelled with a zero instead of an O) is now generally open and available to all. To learn more head over to n0tice.com.