StockTwits, one of those sites that are built around sucking in content from Twitter and present it in a slightly more interesting way, has nabbed $800,000 in Series A funding, courtesy of True Ventures.
Is this the future? The TechCrunch50 Aggregator feeds us stories from the blogosphere and the social web that are tagged “techcrunch50” or “tc50”, which is really cool. Sure, it is mostly tweets up front, but you can sort it. Perhaps this is the future, a mashed up feed of specific events. Sean Percival built the service, and naturally it hit TechCrunch as well.
If you’re in England, Scotland or Wales, you can now locate blogs covering your area. Local community Website Localmouth has just launched a Google map mashup that pinpoints the location where folks are blogging from.
Looking for a blog in Sheringham where residents are rallying against the opening of a supermarket? Maybe you want to know all about Royal Tunbridge Wells. Or perhaps news in the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall suits your fancy? Find them all plotted on a map.
Visitors to the site who are from that area can submit their own blogs to be included.
If blogging ain’t your bag, Localmouth also provides some comic relief, making “50 Funny Limericks about Villages, Towns and Cities in the UK” available to all.
London-based Localmouth launched in May 2007 and continues to add new features and bring folks together.