Halifamous sputtering?

The latest addition to the hyperlocal movement, Halifax’s Halifamous, appears to be fading before it even gets off the ground. Greg Bates, a self-professed Halifax Internet marketeer, launched the site January 28, 2009, calling for writers, bloggers, graphic designers, web designers, video producers and others to help “showcase the people and events that make Halifax such a cool place to live.” The site also promised to “blog about events, situations and news that nobody else is [sic].”

Now, with nary a post to its name, Halifamous is flirting with Haliobscurity at which Bates has dubbed “Halifamous 2.0,” and hosts nothing more but a plea for web designers, graphic designers and bloggers and a note saying the space will be updated soon with more information.

Should he ever get Halifamous launched, Bates will have his hands full competing against local urban alternative weekly, The Coast, which already offers an extensive website featuring, well, the people and events that make Halifax such a cool place to live.