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UK Hyperlocal the American view – ‘It would be a good idea’

Visiting the United States is always salutory. Their economy may not be in a much better condition than ours but the attitudes are very different. Americans never accept they are not in control of their own ultimate destiny and are … Continue reading

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OFCOM Report Makes Painful Reading for Hyperlocal

The hyperlocal sector has merited more than just a brief mention in OFCOM’s annual communications market report which some are interpreting as a coming-of-age for the industry. Unfortunately the new data published makes very painful reading for the sector. The … Continue reading

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Hooray for Sir Ray – the Real #Hyperlocal Hero

There is a view among people who have never met Sir Ray Tindle that he is a dinosaur, a dyed in the wool technophobe who is the last person on the planet to recognise that dead tree media has had … Continue reading

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Decision Day Looms for NESTA on Hyperlocal

The video presentations for the Destination Local funding by NESTA have now been published on YouTube. There are 165 organisations hoping for a grant of £50,000 to help develop a hyperlocal mobile phone application. My brother in law’s firm is … Continue reading

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London Hyperlocal – Top Ten by Twitter Followers and Membership

A few weeks ago I did a shout out for stats about usage for London Hyperlocal sites. The aim was to ovehaul and update some work a friend had done in this area as part of a commission. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Bonanza Time As #Hyperlocal in the UK Goes Mobile

The ‘hyperlocal community’ is all a flutter at the moment with news that funds have been made available for investment in the area. The excitement may seem slightly out of proportion to the money involved. There are two chunks of … Continue reading

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Time to Cull the Zombie Newspapers?

The living dead are among us. The trouble is there are hundreds of them in shopping malls and nobody notices. Piled up high on a newsstand to be returned to pulp at the end of the week. The Leveson inquiry was a … Continue reading

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