EveryBlock hyperlocal strategy and government data

I lead the effort to obtain government data at EveryBlock. Here’s msnbc.com President Charlie Tillinghast talking about our local strategy:

Tillinghast says that demand can be met by EveryBlock, which is attempting to become a hyperlocal resource by gathering and organizing info from government agencies, and then tasking local users to provide block-by-block news. “We’re going after the truly local stuff, the messy part of local. The potholes.”