Labs

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 info@talkaboutlocal.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.

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  2. […] Hyperlocal Labs « Talk About Local (alpha) 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 info@talkaboutlocal.org – even if you can’t build it yourself but want some help or support. […]

  3. Stoke photographer Scott built the very useful Stoke News Twitter feed way back before newspapers did Twitter feeds. It remains a useful aggregator for many RSS newsfeeds.

    Here’s how he did it, thanks Scott for these instructions:

    1. Set up a Twitter account, just as you normally would.

    2. The twitter account you just created is automatically populated from various RSS feeds. To get these feeds to write to your twitter account you need to use a 3rd party web site, such as http://twitterfeed.com/ (there are others, try googling “RSS to twitter”).

    3. Once you have signed up or a RSS to twitter service you enter the relevant RSS feeds you want to appear the twitter account, configure the frequency, links service and so on.

    4. The links do not appear immediately so please don’t think it’s not working, give it at least 30 mins

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