The UK hyper-local year in review, 2011
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Paul Bradshaw is hosting this review by Ofcom’s Manager of Nation’s and Region Damian Radcliffe. Damian has been a patient observer and (I think) advocate for bottom up hyperlocal website’s such as the one’s we help through social media surgeries.
They often provide an information anchor which can be very useful to local government, the police, housing associations – anyone serving a neighbourhood. On the whole I tend to think of local as much more local that is often meant when maintsream media or ministers bandy around the term hyperlocal. They seem to be talking about town size patches – we’re keen to encourage something much more local still.
Thanks Nick. Philip John explained some of the challenges of the hyper-local label here: http://wannabehacks.co.uk/2011/02/philip-john-the-problem-with-the-word-hyperlocal/ – I’m always open to new suggestions!
As an example of a very local blog, try http://monteigueldo.wordpress.com/ which covers a single Spanish street. Are there others operating at this level, or even smaller still?