Topix is a local news aggregator that brings all the latest information about what’s going on in your community right to your computer screen. The site searches through more than 50,000 news sources and 360,000 online forums for news that directly relates to your city or town. It then brings those articles directly to your Topix local news page as soon they come in. More than just an RSS feed or a series of Google news alerts, Topix also lets users search forums, comment on articles, and participate in real-time polls with people from around the country.
When you head over to Topix, the site will detect where you’re located and bring you to a local news page filled with the latest happenings in your community. You can filter news articles by topic or search for specific stories that mention a particular zip code, keyword, or phrase. Click on any article headline to be taken to the website where the article originated, or post a comment on the story directly through the Topix site. Although signing up isn’t required to use Topix, users who do create an account can make their own profiles pages, save favorite articles, personalize forum posts, and even help edit the news that appears on the site.
Within the forums and polls section, users can chat with neighbors in their own community about any topic they wish—from the latest news of the day to popular trends and upcoming events—or vote in local and nationwide polls created by other users. For Twitter users specifically, Topix offers a local news feed feature that sends tweets when breaking news happens in your area. If you’re tired of searching for local news on a dozen different websites, then Topix is a leading aggregator that can scour the web and deliver all the information that you care about on a 24/7 basis.
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