I go the following message - what at first looks like normal everyday spam - but in reality - it is the San Jose Mercury News - the main newspaper of Silicon Valley - and the flagship paper of the Knight-Ridder newspaper behemoth - starting what appears to be a limited form of interactive citizen journalism.
David Speakman
501 Moorpark Way #83
Mountain View CA 94041
Phone: 408-382-1459
-----Original Message-----
From: MercuryNews.com [mailto:mercurynews_editor@esp.realcities.com]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 2:11 PM
To: david@speakman.com
Subject: New features on MercuryNews.com

Mercury News M
Dear MercuryNews.com subscriber,

Don't just read it. Write it!

We've introduced exciting new features and enhancements at MercuryNews.com. You, the reader, can chat with our writers and sound off on everything from local restaurants to the latest video games. We're also putting a tighter focus on local news and on information you can use to plan your life, such as up-to-the-minute weather and traffic reports.

Please take a look! And please give us your feedback.

Mercury News M Follow the dot. It means there's an interactive feature you can take part in or find an online extra feature not available in the printed Mercury News.

Stay informed this summer with Mercurynews.com!

Regan Senkarik
General Manager, MercuryNews.com


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