Tag: hyperlocal media

by Rich Gordon

Social software — technology that enables interactions among multiple people — has existed for almost a half century now. (Clay Shirky, in a widely linked essay on this topic, traces the roots of social software to the PLATO system, built at the University of Illinois in the early 1960s.) I’m using the term "social software" […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Placeblogger, a Knight News Challenge winner from 2007, has launched a new design and announced that it is now indexing more than 3,000 "placeblogs" — Web sites that deliver, as founder Lisa Williams puts it, "an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time … about the lived experience of a place." The […] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

Every political campaign, whether local, state or national, is a battle of competing narratives. The role of the media in general – this includes editorial, advertising and in the case of hyperlocal news/social sites conversation – is to serve as vehicles for the competing narratives. Candidates attach themselves to these narratives and voters choose. The […] more »