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Baltimore Fishbowl launches

With all sorts of online news sources coming to Baltimoreans locally, Baltimore Fishbowl is the newest fish in the sea.

Baltimore Fishbowl is a website that combines a commentary and editorial approach into a publication targeted at Fells Point, Federal Hill, North Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents.

The site covers content areas that affect schools, businesses, culture, residential real estate, family and other general interest ideas to these communities. Baltimore Fishbowl includes both fun and serious content, and will be spiced up with video and photography, as well as aggregated stories from local media outlets.

Baltimore design firm Fastspot created the site, employing bright design and easy navigation to draw in readers. The site is powered by Fastspot’s content mangement system, BigTree. It is the first time Fastspot is using BigTree as a customized platform for blog-based content with advertising.

After just four weeks of going live, the site already gained 20,000 page views, and is seeing returning visitors.

The idea was created by Susan G. Dunn, who also founded PaperDoll magazine. Baltimore writer and former PaperDoll editor Betsy Boyd is the senior editor.