Hyperlocal

Community building on Facebook: The Worthing Page

I wrote a post last year about The Worthing Page, a Facebook fan page with a difference. Serving the seaside town not far from Brighton, it was a departure from the average fan page for a place: it was focused - with interesting discussions about Worthing, its businesses and people - and it clearly aimed to ...

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Usergroup Spring 2011 – Nick Booth: Citizens? Journalists?

Nick Booth is the man behind the very successful Social Media Surgeries, which help equip community and voluntary groups with social media skills. He's also a former BBC news and documentary journalist. He now runs the Podnosh consultancy in Birmingham, which is dedicated to changing the way 'the public talks to the public sector'. Nick Booth ...

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Hyperlocal update: blogging and videoing council meetings

Damian Radcliffe, policy manager at Ofcom, has put together a rather brilliant update on hyperlocal(ism) on Slideshare. Much of it concerns the recent debate stirred up by Eric Pickles when he urged councils to allow 'citizen journalists' into town halls and video meetings. It's particularly nice that he's also included the wise words of Catherine Howe, ...

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Finding the hyperlocals: Where online communities can grow

Last week I wrote about how the The Worthing Page on Facebook might represent a different kind of ‘hyperlocal’ from the more familiar local or neighbourhood blogs. These pages - and other presences - are increasingly common and can be found in a multitude of guises. For the clients that we work with, many of whom ...

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