This Week in Hyperlocal: November 15, 2013

by: Reilly O'Connor, on Nov 15, 2013 in This Week In Hyperlocal

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Hyperlocal innovators strategize & lend a helping hand in this week’s roundup of bits & bytes from around the web.

A Hyperlocal Network Grows in Brooklyn – Street Fight speaks with Liena Zagare about the keys to success for her sites, and what may be next for her hyperlocal network in New York City’s hottest borough.

Scale Still Elusive for Hyperlocals, But Hope Springs Eternal– BuzzMachine blogger and author Jeff Jarvis discusses hyperlocal opportunity.

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines– Hyperlocal organizations OpenStreetMaps and MicroMapper are both using online volunteers to aid the Philippines in their relief efforts after last week’s deadly typhoon Haiyan. MicroMappers, run by a veteran of OSM efforts in Haiti, is using volunteer-sorted tweets to determine areas which most require relief. These tactics will help to prioritize their efforts as they try to get the people of the Philippines back on their feet.

Local Publishers Need To Standardize for Sustainability – LYM digs deeper into a recent interview with Streetfight.

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