A first post demands an introduction. Here it is: My name is Peter Meng and I am not a journalist - in fact I have never worked for any kind of journalism based organization. I am, however, a two-faced geek - tech and marketing. I love both and I'm hoping to blend these two loves to test an idea I've been playing with for a while. My Fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute provides the perfect platform for researching, building, testing, and validating this idea.
My project is based on a problem that's been annoying me for a long time. As an active buyer and seller of services and used stuff on the net, I'm not able to easily promote the things I have for sale or find the things I'm looking for. Instead I have to: wade through Craigslist and sea of smaller classified sites, set-up RSS feeds (a royal pain), use multiple search engines, post "for sale" tweets, scour "TweetDeck," post eBay ads, and sometimes pay ridiculous advertising or membership fees.