Patch Hires Brooklyn Blogger Liena Zagare

She brings hyperlocal expertise to the network of sites

AOL’s Patch network has hired Brooklyn blogger Liena Zagare as its national community editor as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen community engagement with its 800 hyperlocal sites. Patch, which has said that it wants to become "a lot more social," has plans to add more aggregation and blogging tools, and recently announced that it would let community members contribute their own blog posts to the sites.

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