Local Social Knowledge
There is a distinct sense of pride one has in both knowing and sharing. iGrewUpIn is a niche social platform brimming with local knowledge. This social delivery medium is not just about our members and their deep connection to place. It’s very much about sources of local knowledge. Publishers and journalists have it, and the people who live or have lived in these special places have it.
Our local sources for news have been forced to yell into the chasm that is Facebook hoping to their message will be heard. Businesses and readers alike have slowly lost their relationship with local newspapers. There is this vast amount of unique local knowledge to be shared and yet, one by one, the most trusted sources for news are disappearing. Some of our oldest friends and local voices will soon be gone and local knowledge disappears with them. Social media, at a local scale, is an opportunity to have these voices heard again.
Local Can Scale
If ALL of our local media shared an online delivery platform, where content was enhanced by geolocative technologies and wrapped in the context of some of our deepest connections, well that would be a pretty special place for local news to reside. Pretty much everyone can identify with the place they grew up. iGrewUpIn accesses that local identity. Letting consumer discover and share content from their hometown and where they live today. Geo-location defines the origin of content and spatial journalism brings trust back to online content. iGrewUpIn thinks local will scale up rather nicely.
We’ve created a Demo User who Grew up in Brooklyn, and lives in South Florida today, connecting with people and places, discovering and sharing content.
I Grew up in is a place where memories run deep, wound together with stories, news, and images from our past and our present. So whether you’re a Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial it’s all about you. We invite you to fill this old shoe box with images and memories. Let’s reconnect with our hometowns and where we live today. Login now, complete your profile, including your hometown address and you’ll find that you’ve created a map of your old neighborhood! Welcome to iGrewUpIn.com we’re glad you’re home.