Hyperlocal - Berlin transparency and edemocracy 2009


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Presentation to #BIOS09
Berlin in October - gathering of democratic transparency and activism through the web people from all over the world organised by MySociety


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Hyperlocal - Berlin transparency and edemocracy 2009

  1. 1. William Perrin TAL Talk About Local Empowering communities with simple websites #BIOS09 15 Berlin 2009 William Perrin - william@talkaboutlocal.org Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd http://talkaboutlocal.org
  2. 4. www.kingscrossenvironment.com over 700 articles Four volunteer writers – aged 40-65 Small number of authors Campaigns, information, wildlife, events etc
  3. 5. <ul><li>Cemex campaign – long running anti social plant operations </li></ul><ul><li>Video of noise pollution – unarguable prima facie case </li></ul><ul><li>Send links to CEMEX CEO UKMEA and Council noise officers </li></ul><ul><li>Successful resolution – plant restructured </li></ul>
  4. 6. www.digbeth.org Digbeth gritty industrial area of South B’ham Arts, events, positive stories Digbeth is Good redefined image of Digbeth on line Costs - £10/month Wordpress blog
  5. 7. Stoke-on-Trent www.pitsnpots.co.uk Campaigning, challenging style Reflects local frustration at political scene 3 writers Wordpress site £20 a month
  6. 8. www.harringayonline.com Nearly 2,000 members Green Lanes Chatty informal feel Wide range of local issues £15 month
  7. 9. www.sheffieldforum.co.uk discussion forum 3.7 million posts 85,000 registered users Population Sheffield 450,000
  8. 10. www.parwich.org Four or more writers Village life – popn. 400 400 views a day £10 per month Wordpress.com site
  9. 11. http://thelichfieldblog.co.uk/ Excellent community site Local news and events Three main authors
  10. 13. TAL: counter-cyclical local self help
  11. 14. <ul><li>TAL(WM)Ltd SME using UK online centre network of trainers for national reach and leverage </li></ul><ul><li>UK online centres reach out to engage activists in their communities </li></ul><ul><li>Community sites in over 150 places across England </li></ul><ul><li>Engage 3,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Give people confidence and support to create local sites using free tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online support network and website </li></ul><ul><li>Built using West Midlands talent </li></ul>
  12. 15. http://kingtonblackboard.org http://Kingtonblackboard.org UK online centre – Marches Access Point Started August 2009 with TAL Rural town life and news Wordpress site
  13. 16. http://W14london.ning.com Deprived area of West London Started August 2009 – with TAL and local NDC Local discussion and information Over 100 members already Ning.com site – cost £zero
  14. 17. William Perrin TAL If your organisation wants to create local websites for your community(ies) or discuss how you can unlock your local information contact us at talk about local. William Perrin - william@talkaboutlocal.org Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd http://talkaboutlocal.org