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Hyperlocalizing in Seward A presentation by  Peter Fleck [email_address]
 
<ul><li>Newspapers are dying. </li></ul><ul><li>Entire media landscape is transforming. </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we begi...
<ul><li>Rethink the whole thing.  </li></ul><ul><li>Go local! </li></ul><ul><li>Engage community.  </li></ul><ul><li>Crowd...
<ul><li>A documentary  </li></ul><ul><li>in progress. </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Collect the important & the trivial. Online, unlimited storage allows this. </li></ul><ul><li>No worries about  </...
<ul><li>Rooted in community </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>evangelist available </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>It takes </li></ul><ul><li>feet on the ground,  </li></ul><ul><li>real life,  </li></ul><ul><li>face-to-face  </li...
 
Hyperlocal isn’t new but <ul><ul><li>Often try to emulate newspapers inc. ads and editor/reporter hierarchy  </li></ul></u...
 
<ul><li>No  </li></ul><ul><li>Ads </li></ul><ul><li>Seek indirect support  </li></ul><ul><li>from businesses </li></ul>
 
PF HYPERLOCAL <ul><ul><li>An organization to help communities start a vibrant hyperlocal news & discussion system </li></u...
Posterous <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Email is main interface.  </li></ul><ul><li>from account setup to embedding video </...
Posterous <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically connects to </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li>...
 
<ul><ul><li>My Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think of the concepts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can PFHy...
The End [email_address] http://sewardprofile.posterous.com http://twitter.com/sewardtweets http://twitter .com/ pfhyper ht...
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Beyond coffee, cigarettes, and the morning paper: Building hyperlocal news systems & engaging community

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  1. 1. Hyperlocalizing in Seward A presentation by  Peter Fleck [email_address]
  2. 3. <ul><li>Newspapers are dying. </li></ul><ul><li>Entire media landscape is transforming. </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we begin redefining? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Rethink the whole thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Go local! </li></ul><ul><li>Engage community. </li></ul><ul><li>Crowd source. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a permanent ongoing repository of community information that is searchable and that outlasts any single individual. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>A documentary </li></ul><ul><li>in progress. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Collect the important & the trivial. Online, unlimited storage allows this. </li></ul><ul><li>No worries about </li></ul><ul><li>column inches </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Rooted in community </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>evangelist available </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down offering </li></ul><ul><li>of “sites available.” </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>It takes </li></ul><ul><li>feet on the ground, </li></ul><ul><li>real life, </li></ul><ul><li>face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>connections. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Hyperlocal isn’t new but <ul><ul><li>Often try to emulate newspapers inc. ads and editor/reporter hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or it’s one person blogging pro bono until burnout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaving relics of blogs ‘round the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Ads </li></ul><ul><li>Seek indirect support </li></ul><ul><li>from businesses </li></ul>
  10. 15. PF HYPERLOCAL <ul><ul><li>An organization to help communities start a vibrant hyperlocal news & discussion system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free web + sharing at web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setup/Subscription fee for more help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social business rather than nonprofit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer for-fee services to corporations, schools, ??? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basically, how to create a vibrant and sustainable news community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 16. Posterous <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Email is main interface. </li></ul><ul><li>from account setup to embedding video </li></ul>
  12. 17. Posterous <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically connects to </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>more </li></ul>
  13. 19. <ul><ul><li>My Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think of the concepts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can PFHyperLocal be a social business rather than a nonprofit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other ideas? Other relevant sites to pull in to the system? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 20. The End [email_address] http://sewardprofile.posterous.com http://twitter.com/sewardtweets http://twitter .com/ pfhyper http://pfhyper . com http://pfhyper .posterous. com
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