This is just a quick posting to let folks know, if you have not already heard, that a new website, Backyard (BCKYRD),  a local-social site has purchased CitySquares. I was very surprised about it but, things do change quickly here online.

My good friend Ben Saren of CitySquares, sent me an email the other day about the deal. You can read the official press release over at the CitySquares Blog, We’ve been acquired!

You can also read Greg Sterling’s comments on his blog, New Site Backyard Buys CitySquares

I checked and Backyard is currently only available in a few markets and you can connect with it via Facebook. I am very curious to see what it is all about and how it will do in the local-social market. Good luck to Steve Espinosa, the world’s biggest White Sox fan and the man behind Backyard! 😉