The tragic Grenfell tower fire in West London has brought to the fore an excellent local action group blog for the area that, for years had been raising fire safety problems. The media and twitter are all over the blog as they pore through the clear … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal blog can help hold power to account in tower block blaze
We are delighted to see people at last having fun with augmented reality software in the form of Pokemon Go. Talk About Local have been messing around with AR for years now and with the lovely Adrian Short we developed some software that makes it … [Read more...] about PokeLocal or Hypermon Go ? easy #hyperlocal augmented reality software
Here's some end of week fun for you. Some hyperlocal websites have developed really huge twitter followings. Sometimes these aren't huge outright but in comparison to the size of the local audience or local trad. media outlet are quite remarkable. … [Read more...] about How big is my hyperlocal twitter audience?
The Carnegie Trust has launched a new report which looks at examples of innovation in the UK's hyperlocal sector.The report coincides with the launch of Local Web List we've been developing here, a revamped directory of hyperlocal news providers … [Read more...] about Hyperlocals: ‘A growing sector addressing news gaps’
Way back in 2010 I first called for the BBC to give away its local public service content when Jeremy Hunt crow-barred local TV out of the BBC budget.: 'make content produced with your money freely reusable by all comers – including local papers … [Read more...] about Finally BBC to share public service content with #hyperlocals for free?
On 10 July Sarah Hartley, Linda Broughton and I gathered with some Leeds hyperlocal types at the wonderful Tetley to chat over lunch about the Leeds local web scene and how Talk About Local and Carnegie UK Trust is slowly improving the map of the UK … [Read more...] about Leeds hyperlocal lunch – July 2015