I just had an interesting chat with Daniel X. O’Neil, EveryBlock‘s People Person, and he confirmed my suspicions…
Two (maybe three) *totally amazing* things happened on chicagotribune.com today.
- They silently released a new “(beta test)” feature, an EveryBlock-enabled police blotter. Gaper’s Block got the scoop, from, get this, a tweet by the Tribune’s twitter persona, according to Daniel.
- More shockingly, the aforementioned blotter links *out* to EveryBlock, which links *out* to other news organizations. Click on one of the “more news in this neighborhood” links to see for yourself. I’m not positive, but I think this is a Tribune Company first!
- (maybe) They added a digg widget to their homepage? This may have happened earlier, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it.