Introducing LiveNetNews


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Introducing LiveNetNews

  1. 1. News.<br />By the people.<br />For the people.<br />
  2. 2. This is Jane.<br />
  3. 3. Jane lives in Boston, works in an office, and has two kids.<br />
  4. 4. Jane, like most of us, has a cell phone. <br />She also has a PC at home, and keeps up with her friends on social sites like Facebook.<br />
  5. 5. Jane’s also plugged in to her community. <br />She’s aware of the latest goings-on.<br />
  6. 6. Jane often sees things happening in her community, and would like to share them with others.<br />
  7. 7. She can take pictures or videos with her cell phone.<br />
  8. 8. She can send these pictures to local TV or news sites.<br />
  9. 9. But…<br /><ul><li>Jane has no control over her story.
  10. 10. There’s no guarantee when (or even if) it will be published.
  11. 11. Her story may be edited to suit the publisher.
  12. 12. Sites’ submission criteria differ, with no consistency.
  13. 13. Politics, TV ratings dictate what is news.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Imagine a world where we have more reporters on scene than any other news organization.
  14. 14. We get there by leveraging cell-phone journalism.
  15. 15. People don’t always have cameras with them — but they always have cell phones on hand.
  16. 16. With a cell phone, everyone can be the eyes and ears of their community.
  17. 17. We unlock everyone’s “inner reporter”, serving all who want to use social news in their lives.</li></li></ul><li>Meet LiveNetNews…<br />LNN<br />(click the logo to go to the site)<br />
  18. 18. Why We’re Different<br /><ul><li>Nota news aggregator; our stories are all user contributed
  19. 19. Focused on local news— news by the community about the community
  20. 20. Explicitly targeting cell-phone users
  21. 21. You are the reporter; you decide what’s news
  22. 22. What you submit is what you see
  23. 23. We have a revenue model not based on ads
  24. 24. Marketing!</li></li></ul><li>What People Are Saying<br />“This is the most awesomest site ever.”<br />Colin O’Scopee<br />“LNN is much more betterer than any other news sites.”<br />R. U. A. Bimbó<br />“Like, dude, this is, like, so far out it’s , like, outta sight, man.”<br />Hugh Jass<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. The Internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national TV news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers, and radio. <br />Some 37% of Internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commentary about it, or dissemination of news via social media. <br />One quarter of all Americans say they get some form of news via cell phone today — that’s one third of all cell phone owners in the U.S.!<br />(Pew Internet & American Life Project, March 2010)<br />
  27. 27. Today, news is becoming portable, personalized, and participatory. <br />News consumption is a socially engaging and socially driven activity.<br />The public is now part of the news process. <br />LiveNetNews can be a driving force in this new world… but we need your help.<br />
  28. 28. Who’s Behind LiveNetNews?<br />Brian Giroux <br /><ul><li>Founder, conceptualized LNN
  29. 29. Ex-USAF sergeant
  30. 30. Small-business owner (construction industry)
  31. 31. Security professional</li></ul>Lew Hollerbach<br /><ul><li>Site architect/developer
  32. 32. Former industry analyst
  33. 33. Serial entrepreneur
  34. 34. 30-year IT veteran</li></li></ul><li>LiveNetNews<br /><ul><li>Please let us know when we can meet and go into details about our business and how you can help.
  35. 35. Thank you!
  36. 36. Our coordinates:
  37. 37. 888.LNN.BUZZ (888.566.2899)
  38. 38. Brian</li></ul>781.831.0677<br /><ul><li>Lew</li></ul>617.797.1905<br />
  39. 39. LiveNetNews<br />News.<br />By the people.<br />For the people.<br />