STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Internet radio listeners may be worried that their Web sites will be shut down by rate hikes, but this summer is expected to be great business for a different kind of Web site. And our last word in business today is spotter. That word is relevant because of a Web site called GasBuddy.com. As gasoline prices rise and the summer driving season gets going, that site is getting more and more hits. You enter your zip code in the site and you get back a list of gas stations that are said to have the lowest prices in your area.
A different Web site, GasPriceWatch.com, offers a similar service. But these sites rely on a rather low-tech tool - volunteer activists who monitor local gas prices and who in GasBuddy lingo are known as spotters.
You've spotted the business on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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