Today we reached an important milestone – we’ve now posted the 2,000th story on our curated new site, Stories About Places. The 2,000th story is notable for a number of reasons.
First of all, it’s the first story we’ve posted from Collectors Weekly (www.collectorsweekly.com). Collectors Weekly is a resource for people who love vintage and antiques, and our 2,000th story is about the history of music synthesizers and the person who opened the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Emeryville, which is in the San Francisco bay area of California. This story is not only about the museum, but about the history of music. Which is why we made it an Editor Pick too.
Next, this story typifies the broad range of media stories that we uncover for you, as we now have stories from over 200 media sources that you can browse on our website. And not yet visible is another 8,000 stories from over 400 media sources that are in our story library, so the variety of stories you’ll be able to search in the future is huge.
And finally, with our future service where we’ll be able to add the places in the stories to your own personal map, this story is a great example of where you might not have considered visiting the Vintage Synthesizer Museum if you saw it listed on a map or in a guide, but once you know the story of why it exists you’re more likely to visit it if you happen to be in the San Francisco area. We make stories actionable.
Don’t wait too long to find the story on our home page, since we only list the 24 most recent stories. And if the story does inspire you to want to visit the museum, save the story so we can add it to your personal map when that service comes online.
Ron Hodson – Founder & CEO