Welcome to Hyperlocal Week on Wannabe Hacks.
The content this week is intended to explore the concept of a Hyperlocal Blog, where they have come from, what they mean to communities and where they are headed. There will be practical ‘how to’ advice and more critical pieces on topics such as whether Hyperlocal projects can make money. It should also be noted that we agree with many people that the word ‘Hyperlocal’ isn’t great and although we don’t want to get caught up in semantics we will be discussing that as well.
Most of all this week is about encouraging debate, we want people to disagree, to share their successes and their failures. The projects being created in this space are very interesting and seriously challenging the established local news regime, we think it would be interesting to have a concentrated look at this for a week.
So join us, there will be new content once or twice a day and you can find all the posts here – so maybe bookmark the page. – Any questions, ideas or comments @wannabehacks and firstname.lastname@example.org