We have given the old OpenlyLocal map of UK hyperlocal sites a new home and a makeover as localweblist.net with support from Carnegie UK Trust. We'd like you to help us shape the map's future with suggestions for new features and what should be in … [Read more...] about Directory of UK #hyperlocal sites gets a makeover to become localweblist.net – can you help us?
There are some great independent local websites in Scotland that give their community a voice online. They range from the new MyTuriff (even the Turra Coo has her own Facebook identity), through to the vibrant community voices of Greener Leith and … [Read more...] about How big is the local web in Scotland?
Last Thursday evening saw the awards ceremony for the third annual Wales Blog Awards, created to give 'the best amateur bloggers in Wales' the recognition they deserve. A full list of the winners is here and it includes some great examples of Welsh … [Read more...] about Some hyperlocal winners at the Wales Blog Awards
In what should be a big leap forward for local democracy and community web media UK central government is to decree in law that local government meetings must be open to local bloggers, tweeters, community web forums etc. I am not going to do the … [Read more...] about UK central government opens up local government to bloggers and local social media