There is some great innovation in hyperlocal publishing in the UK. That innovation can be in content or technology. Talk About Local will help support that innovation here in Hyperlocal Labs – even if the Lab is just a web page with some bright ideas on it. If you have a clever idea you want to feature drop me a line via firstname.lastname@example.org – even if you can’t build it yourself but want some help or support.
- Hyperlocal news wire – Jon Bounds aggregates Birmingham’s small hyperlocal stories into a single, user-customisable feed using Yahoo pipes, making the sites’ content visible on the national scene.
- Isle of Wight Words – Ventnor Blog bring Mr Caulkhead’s local colloquialism broadcasts to a wider audience.
- DiGpuss on Digbeth is Good – DiGpuss was rather an unusual shop in that it didn’t sell anything. You see, everything in that shop window was a thing somebody had once lost and Nicky had found. And bought home to DiGpuss. Nicky’s cat DiGpuss….
- B29 Tortoise Walk – Charlie Pinder leads a Birmingham B29 perimeter walk odyssey in the spirit of the flâneur (”a person who walks a city to experience it”), and the unusual journey makes for some new discoveries.