Bulletin, from Google – An app for contributing hyperlocal stories
Google is working on Bulletin. Bulletin, is an app for contributing hyperlocal stories about your community, for your community, right from your phone. Bulletin makes it effortless to put a spotlight on inspiring stories that aren’t being told. The idea is to highlight stories from within communities, by making them visible through Google search.
Google currently start this program in two American cities: Nashville, Tennessee, and Oakland, California. Google is also inviting citizen journalists to participate by offering them early access to the Bulletin app.
What’s special about a story on Bulletin? A Bulletin story is…
- Impactful: Bulletin helps you tell the stories that aren’t being told
- Open: Bulletin stories are public and easy to discover: on Google search, through social networks, or via links sent by email and messaging apps
- Effortless: No setup is required to create a story – all you need is a smartphone
With Bulletin you can contribute to local stories and be the voice of your community!
How does Bulletin work?
Bulletin is a free, lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, videoclips and text right from your phone, published straight to the web (without having to create a blog or build a website). If you are comfortable taking photos or sending messages, you can create a Bulletin story!
Bulletin is currently in a limited pilot, available in Nashville, TN and Oakland, CA. To be considered for the pilot, please request early access.
If you are a journalist and would like more information on Bulletin, please contact google here.