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The Crisis at the BBC and Hyperlocal

A leading figure at the BBC departs in a blaze of controversy. The change signals not just the loss of a job for one man but a fundamental shift in the direction of a public service broadcaster. Shock and outrage … Continue reading

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A Big ‘So What’ for #hyperlocal

No apologies that this particular post is not about London and arguably doesn’t even concern a site that is hyperlocal. I’ve previously blogged about how within the hyperlocal industry there are many who appear to regard success as a threat. … Continue reading

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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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