One of my favourite books at the moment is called Watching the English, by Kate Fox. In it she puts forward some very persuasive generalisations about how we use our gardens, including the observation that we will wait for months for an opportune … [Read more...] about Hyper-hyper-local: blogging from your garden
Ventnor Blog's Isle of Wight Words is a truly touching feature of the hyperlocal site, bought to the island by Sally and Simon Perry. Ventnor Blog (which isn't just about Ventnor, but covers the whole island) had been pondering a dictionary of … [Read more...] about Isle of Wight Words
Jon Bounds is part of Birmingham’s wonderfully creative social media scene. He runs Birmingham It’s Not Shit and played an important part in the outstanding repurposing of a dreary council consultation in Big City Talk. We talked about how we … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal news wire
Talk About Local is a unique empowerment project to help people find a voice online in their communities. You can read a little about the project here in the Guardian and more on the website here. I am William Perrin the founder and am looking … [Read more...] about Help wanted! – come and work on Talk About Local
As advertising revenue trickles away, a revenue model for newspapers online is elusive. Rupert Murdoch has apparently suggested that his prime properties move towards a pay model. "That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from … [Read more...] about Paying for news online – Rupert in the sky with diamonds
We now have a signed contract with 4IP with funding from Screen West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands - thanks to Daniel Heaf, Melanie Hayes and Jason Hall in particular. The pre-publicity is out there in the Guardian today, thanks to Jemima … [Read more...] about Talk About Local is 'go'