Hyperlocal news

The widely respected Sheffield Blog gave North West Sheffield News a lovely mini-review* today.

Hyperlocal news sites – like Sheffield Blog, NWS News, Lichfield Blog, Saddleworth News and many others – highlight issues affecting pretty localised geographical areas. And new examples are springing up with increasing frequency.

The diversity of ideas and information on offer in every community encourages small local blogs to seek a more personal degree of contact than that enjoyed by traditional media (e.g., newspapers). Everyday life experiences provides veins of interest that are richer than any amount of force-fed celebrity tattle.

Indeed, it is being part of “community” that is crucial to hyperlocal “success” – something that even politicians and local authorities are aware of these days.

So don’t hesitate to leave comments or story suggestions now and again on any blog you may happen to read. After all, connecting with each other is what it’s all about.

*Thanks Sheffield Blog. 😎

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