Posted by: William Perrin | September 25, 2008

Ultra or hyper local media linking Seattle, USA with Saltaire…?

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.

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  1. Thanks for the namecheck. Just a quick post to say that you should tell your readers about this: http://www.groupsnearyou.com/add/start/


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