Will citizen journalists cover City Hall?

Dan Gillmor's new citizen's media venture, Bayosphere, starts off short on local news.
Stephen Baker

I'm taking my first look at Dan Gillmor's venture, Bayosphere to see how the Bay Area's citizen journalists are covering the region. For now, it looks like the blogger, Dan, is writing the most provocative posts. Small surprise there, I guess. His riff on Silicon Valley as a gated community generated lots of comments. What seems to be in short supply is local news. But it's still early days.

One discouraging point. Despite Bayosphere's policy to register commenters, spammers are teeming on the site. Of the 10 most recent comments this morning, nine are online poker promotions.