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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

was a short-lived user-driven local news site in San Francisco.

Bayosphere was by former San Jose Mercury News columnist Dan Gillmor and Michael Goff and received investment funding from Mitch Kapor and the Omidyar Network.

Gillmor in January 2006, and the site was by the citizen journalism network Backfence, which itself .

The site developed a . Gillmor’s was on the citizen journalism process, and he didn’t specify the subject matter that the site would cover. Consequently, Bayosphere was criticized for .

The site was criticized after its demise for being tech-centric and , and . Gillmor a lack of collaboration and lack of partnerships as being key to the site’s demise.

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: May 9, 2011.
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