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What is Echo Park Online

Every community deserves a voice.

With EchoPark Online.com, residents, business people and others who care about this neighborhood have the ability to decide what's the news. It's a social network, like Facebook, but centered on Echo Park. If you care, join now!

 

How Does it Work?

 
As with other social networks, each member creates his or her own individual page. You can submit an event about your gig with the newest hipster band, rave about the mixologist at you favorite bar or post a video of a famous graffiti artist.
Content from those pages, as well as Echo Park-related information from other blogs, news sites and community groups will be featured on the main Echo Park Online page.
Think of it as an online hub for all things Echo Park.
Why get Involved?
 
You can share, educate and inform from you point of view and expose others to your interests. And you will also learn as others do the same.

This process creates informed citizens, which is one step closer to active citizens.

Here in Echo Park, our diverse voices have at least one thing in common - we care about our community. By forming a cooperative, our united voice is more accurate, more current and more representative than just one individual.

That's the power of community. .

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Who Started Echo Park Online?

 

Echo Park Online was begun by Eddie North-Hager, Alex Asselin, formerly of NBC and Revver, and Alex Cohen, formerly of Golin Harris. Alex Asselin lived in Echo Park when there was scant online resources for the area. The only blog dedicated to Echo Park, Chicken Corner from LA Observed, had stopped posting. Echo Park Online was born in the summer of 2009.

 

At around the same time, Echo Park Now, (created by an Echo Park resident), Eastsider LA  (former LA Times reporter, Echo Park resident and businessman) were just getting started. Last year, Pasadena public radio station KPCC became more interested in the area. And in 2011 Patch, owned by media mogul AOL, popped onto the scene.

 

Yet there's more than enough news going on in Echo Park for all of us - but Echo Park Online is different. It's not a blog or an online newspaper, it's a social network where your voice is cherished.

 

Eddie, a former journalist now working in public relations, is the only founder still involved in the site. He has a vision for what a community-centered social network can be, a passion for civic engagement, a desire to see our respective neighborhoods thrive – and a sense of fun and adventure as we get to explore and expose people to our communities, both online and off.


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• Got news everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

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