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Posts Tagged ‘hyperlocal’

April’s Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery


The next Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery will be on April 14. We had to move it to steer clear of the Easter Holidays, so apologies to anyone who had the original date, April 7 in their diary. It’s at thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, off New Street. It’s also the same night as the Birmingham […]

Local data and the Data.gov.uk site


In January the data.gov.uk site was launched at an event at the Guardian’s headquarters in London. For the unitiated, this site is the government’s attemp, under the guidance of World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, to take data that is in the hands of the government and make it available […]

How we set up a hyperlocal blog in a cafe and made it all about fun


Recently I got involved in a new blog for the centre of Birmingham called Grounds that has a couple of cool things about it. Firstly, it’s based in a cafe – Urban Coffee Company in Birmingham. Secondly, anyone can join in. That’s probably the best bit about it – because anyone can send a post […]