Seattle, home to Boeing and Microsoft is probably the definitive modern technology driven city – but it is great to see it shares the same ultra local news values as Saltaire. Thanks to Tom for pointing to an interesting post by Cory Bergman about a ‘hyper local’ news experiment (see here).
It is fascinating to see that MyBallard.com covers all the ultra local classics – construction, planning permissions, graffitti, shops opening and closing, events, links to public services and even public transport. An interesting feature is groups of links relating to subdistricts or areas – i haven’t seen that before. The site has a positive constructive tone, uses photos heavily and is nicely laid out in WordPress.