- Linjun threw herself into Albany zealously, attending nearly every city government, school board, and neighborhood meeting. She created viral buzz about her site by participating in Yahoo, Google, and other digital discussion groups focusing on town activities. She encouraged citizens to contribute news of their own, tips, features, personal essays and photographs.
- For nearly every story over the next two years, Linjun was first on the scene, using the most highly advanced digital tools to file her work to her site from all over town.
Most of the time she was the only reporter at any of the events she covered, a stark reality shared by most of her classmates in their own coverage of places as varied as El Cerrito, Emeryville, and West Oakland.
- Linjun's audience on the Web grew so dramatically that when she returned to China for two months last summer to pursue a news internship, citizens flooded her site with messages wondering, Where's Linjun? Where's the news? When will Albany Today come back?