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 [email protected]
Please include an example post, some background information and add the country you want to blog for in the subject.
Interesting Facts about The Next Web:
- The company started as a spin off of The Next Web Conference
The Next Web's activities include several events, a lively Incubator and now a network of international blogs
The main The Next Web blog has 30,000 RSS Subscribers
Over 140,000 Twitter Followers (average 3000 new followers every day)
50% growth in unique visitors (month over month) for the past 12 months
600,000 unique visitors in September
Frequently in top positions at Techmeme, Digg, Reddit and HackerNews
Each of the continent blogs have at least three editors, with the local blogs at least one full time editor each.
The Next Web international is now included as an official news source at Google News