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Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2007 by 1 comment

Sorry to see that Backfence just shut down operations.  From the Local Onliner

BackFence announced June 29 that it shuttering its 13 community sites, which were in the DC area, Illinois and northern California. The ambitious site raised an initial round of $3 million, but never had high penetration in its communities, or sold enough Yellow Pages listings or banner ads to be optimistic about its future…

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One comment

  1. It’s nasty out there. Yes it is hard getting money in, …andthe word out.
    Another hyperlocal site swimming up stream is, which takes interest to a hyperlocal level and only asks for particapation in return.
    The site boast the first video classifieds application and the site is still seeking funding…

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