The Next Web launches Local Blogs Dedicated to Internet Technology and Culture

Dedicated blogs for Europe, Asia, France, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Germany and more.

13 OCTOBER 2009, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Today The Next Web announces the launch of a network of International blogs focused on local start ups, technology, news, internet culture and the future of the web. Under the "The Next Web" brand, we are delighted to announce the first 8 international blogs or "hubs" all in their native language, including; France, Russia, South Korea, The Netherlands, Argentina, Turkey, Romania and Germany. 

These are the first 8 hubs to launch as part of our new and ambitious effort to provide International and local Internet News and Culture to every country in the world in local languages.

Alongside the launch of these country specific blogs "hubs", we are also delighted to present The Next Web Continents, beginning with The Next Web Asia and The Next Web Europe. Both of whom are devoted to startups, news and internet culture in their respective regions. These Continents focused blogs are written in English and contribute regularly to the TheNextWeb.com blog.

The Next Web is actively welcoming bloggers who want to start a local The Next Web blog for their country or who want to contribute to an existing local blog. Inquiries can be send to international@thenextweb.com. Please include an example post, some background information and add the country you want to blog for in the subject. 

The first 8 local blogs:


Interesting Facts about The Next Web:

  1. The company started as a spin off of The Next Web Conference
  2. The Next Web's activities include several events, a lively Incubator and now a network of international blogs
  3. The main The Next Web blog has 30,000 RSS Subscribers
  4. Over 140,000 Twitter Followers (average 3000 new followers every day)
  5. 50% growth in unique visitors (month over month) for the past 12 months
  6. 600,000 unique visitors in September
  7. Frequently in top positions at Techmeme, Digg, Reddit and HackerNews
  8. Each of the continent blogs have at least three editors, with the local blogs at least one full time editor each.
  9. The Next Web international is now included as an official news source at Google News
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"We are super excited with this new development. The world is too big for just one blog to write about everything and there are so many local initiatives that are innovative, exiting and bloggable that having lots of local blogs just makes sense." Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder TheNextWeb.com
""I can't begin to tell you how passionate and proud I am to be part of this new stage of growth. We hope this move provides a connection for web geeks across the globe to feel part of the wider web community"" Zee M. Kane, Editor in Chief
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