What it does:
Blogo.me is a social news service that brings together the best blogs from your local community, lets you discover like-minded people and engage on issues that affect you in your community. It aspires to be a high engagement platform for social activism, and a force for positive change in your community.
How it beats the competition:
Currently there are no blog aggregators for local communities. Most social activists and bloggers use other mediums like twitter or facebook, but these are friends-of-friends networks. It would be much more helpful for community organizers and social activists if there was a platform that connects them to anyone in that local region.