#TAL12 collective memory
The Talk About Local team have just about recovered from what was a fantastic #TAL12 unconference on Saturday, thank you so much to everyone who came! It was an action-packed day full of interesting conversations and new ideas, ranging from a hyperlocal handbook to neighbourhood planning to a ‘Blogger vs Press Officer’ rematch between Mike Rawlins and Dan Slee (following Round One in 2010). Below is a list of links to posts and content that’s emerged from #TAL12. I’ll keep adding to the list as more is published.
- If you missed #TAL12, try catching up with John Popham’s live Bambuser broadcasts from the event, which he recorded as part of his Celebration 2.0 project.
- #TAL12 on twitter – there were a fair few tweets hashtagged #tal12 on Saturday, so I’ve published a TweetReach report of them all.
- Going Hyperlocal by Dave Briggs – Dave takes his inspiration from the Data Journalism Handbook to kick-start the Hyperlocal Handbook, ‘a project to document some of the useful things people need to know about when running their own local website.’ It’s open collaboration so please join in! Talk About Local are very pleased to be able to sponsor this initiative.
- David Wilcox’s wealth of hyperlocal insights from #TAL12 – a fantastic collection of video interviews with people who had something to say at the unconference.
- Will Perrin has posted a collection of Audioboo interviews he did with #TAL12 attendees.
- Prior to #TAL12 Judith Townend asked: ‘Should we regulate the hyperlocal space? And what are the legal issues?‘, which kick-started an interesting comments discussion. Judith attended the crime reporting session, where she outlined the project Open Justice in the Digital Era.
- Richard Jones thoroughly enjoyed #TAL12, describing it as ‘a great day with lots of interesting discussions, ranging from the ethical dilemmas of reporting local crime, to fundamental questions about the sustainability of hyperlocal sites.’ He took the opportunity to do a quick show-and-tell of the new platform Pinwheel.
- Hyperlocal – defined, recognised, valued and organised! Ray Duffill of HU12 Online is pleased that ‘while it is known that communities value hyperlocal for the services we provide, we now have agencies putting a monetary value on those services!’
- Notes and thoughts from #TAL12: Hyperlocal matures, funding emerges and BBC gets serious – Ed Walker’s comprehensive post of his day. Ed has also posted The brief: A hyperlocal special – ‘a large helping of the best hyperlocal related links’.
- What should the blogger – press officer relationship look like? asks Dan Slee. ‘Feisty? Full of bile? Or just a bit more mature?’
- Some #TAL12 links, tweets, photos, videos and articles have been posted on hyperlocal.n0tice.com
- Jerome Turner writes about Google+: The hyperlocal blogger’s friend
- D’log felt #TAL12 saved the best till last with ‘a brilliant and inspirational TED-like talk by Twitter user @benjionthetrain about covering the “third culture” inhabited by regular train commuters.’
- B31 Voices were very pleased to win the #TAL12 Unaward for Best Overall Hyperlocal Site.