Once upon a time, I ran a hyperlocal website that looked at the politics in Stoke-on-Trent, you might of heard of Pits n Pots?I ran the site with Tony and other contributors, it was a community effort, although it was left leaning, it was … [Read more...] about Let sleeping hyperlocals lie?
It's coming, #TAL16 is heading back to its roots.We're heading back to Birmingham, not far from Digital Digbeth, where the Talk About Local story began back in 2009.In an event that will no doubt be bigger than #Speilberginbrum, we're … [Read more...] about #TAL16
I've been to a couple of events up here in Scotland over the past 10 days or so where Digital Inclusion & Participation have been very high on the agenda.At The Gathering at the SECC in Glasgow, Digital Inclusion & Participation was on the … [Read more...] about Digital Inclusion & Participation
Things are changing.It's not you, it's us. We've changed.Over the years Talk About Local has been many things, starting off working at grassroots in some of the most deprived communities in the UK through to working with some of the biggest UK … [Read more...] about Things need to change, it's not you it's us
Collaborative survey asks about hyperlocals’ contribution to the UK media landscape.Survey at this linkHyperlocal publishing and community websites are becoming an increasingly important feature of the UK media landscape, supplementing existing … [Read more...] about New research: How do hyperlocals contribute to local democracy and what do they need?
Members of the public across Scotland were invited by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to take part in a national inquiry into the changing role of digital technology and how everyone can share in the benefits of the digital society.You can read the … [Read more...] about Royal Society of Edinburgh interim report on Digital Participation