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links for 2008-08-19

August 19th, 2008

Current hyperlocal favourites

September 2nd, 2007

Three US local sites I enjoy looking at on a regular basis:

  • Pegasus News – This site was recently acquired by a broadcasting firm. A very sharp site.
  • Edhat – I particularly like the banner/display ads on this site
  • Loudoun Extra – fascinating watching the Washington Post hyperlocal experiment. One to watch.

Normal service resumed

September 2nd, 2007

Sorry about the lack of posts here. My ‘new term resolution’ for the autumn is to post much more regularly here.

Trinity Mirror adopts blogging software in Buckinghamshire

March 30th, 2007

Martin Stabe reports that Trinity Mirror is using Moveable Type for its new Buckinghamshire Advertiser site.

As I noted here previously TM is using Typepad for its postcode-based sites in the north of England.

I’m still not convinced that a blogging platform is the right choice for a local paper’s entire web operation.

Update: Jeff Jarvis likes it: “It’s simple. It works

PS sorry for the break in service. I hope to resume regular posts here now.

links for 2007-03-05

March 5th, 2007

Panlocal or hyperlocal?

February 11th, 2007

liked this post from Pegasus News about why they’re one step up from hyperlocal:

The term hyperlocal, referring to deep local neighborhood and niche coverage, has bothered me for some time. Since we’ve launched, it’s occurred to me that there is nothing wrong with the term, per se — but it isn’t a term that well describes Pegasus News.

My problem with hyperlocal is that I don’t believe in it (and never really have) as a scalable business proposition. There are two inherent problems with hyperlocal: One is that, by nature, it creates such a micro market that there is only a limited number of advertisers and people for them to reach. The bigger problem is that it doesn’t account for the fact that I have at least as much in common with fans of alt-country music who live on the other side of town as I do with my next door neighbor.

links for 2007-02-07

February 7th, 2007

links for 2007-02-06

February 6th, 2007

  • “Offer and aggregate hyper-local and niche news, being guides to the best of what’s going on outside their walls, and stop pretending to be oracles.” – Dan Gillmor on what newspapers should do to survive.

links for 2007-01-31

January 31st, 2007

links for 2007-01-30

January 30th, 2007