Another new offering which "displays local news on a map, along with context from social media,” prompts our editors to ask if a map is the right "index" to the news. Many news portals have tried using maps as "the" or "a" window into content, but it's just not caught on. Why not? TapIn is the new kid on the block; Topix was there before it. Will either succeed?
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