The latest installment in The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Daily Bugle viral site collects up the Spider-Man sightings of a handful of New Yorkers, along with a request that fans send in their stories for consideration, too.
That's actually not too far off from how local news works in the age of social media; how many times have you seen your local TV news ask you to e-mail in "news tips" or cell phone footage when there's a local news story going on in your area?
Based on this, it seems as though the Bugle (via CBM) hasn't gone completely against Spidey yet...!
We asked for Spider-Man sightings, and our readers delivered! Several hundred emails later, we’ve culled the best of the best. Spidey’s here to stay, and it sounds like he’s got a New York attitude.
Ian C., Sunnyside
"I was training for the marathon on Queens Boulevard. Usual route, but then Spider-Man swung by on the 7-line el track and he started talking to me! I didn’t know what to do except run, but Spider-Man kept pace, slinging back and forth, twirling. He was pushing me! Telling me to keep up with him. I stayed with him for a few blocks, but he waved and disappeared around 40th Street. The guy is fast, man, like, sub-four-minute-mile! He got me to run my personal best. So, Spider-Man, if you want to pace me from above during the marathon, just do it."
Was Spider-Man schmoozing with a starlet in Soho? Catch him swinging towards the scene of crime? Find any webs lying around? You see it, you tell us! Submit here using #SpideySighting! Please limit submissions to less than 150 words.