#TAL12 collective memory

Photo by Ray Duffill
Photo by Ray Duffill

Photo by Ray Duffill

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.

  • #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.
  • 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.