Hyperlocal: Put Your Story On The Map

Hyperlocal screencapSeems I’ve scored a month-long gig blogging for the CBC’s new online project, Hyperlocal. You should check it out. Actually, you can even contribute.

Hyperlocal is a space on the web to share stories about neighbourhoods and what’s changing in them. There’s a map interface with little flags showing where people have written stories. Today I posted a piece about the Safeway construction (which I’ve been watching all winter with my son… he’s sort of obsessed with large trucks). And I’ll have other stories going up every Monday for the rest of April.

You can also post stories about your neighbourhood by going to the website, cbc.ca/Hyperlocal, and logging in. The idea is you tell stories about the things that are important in the area around where you live. And I’m pretty sure there’s more going on in Regina than my Cathedral-centric scribblings let on.

You can also comment on articles that are posted on the Hyperlocal site. So, for instance, if you think I’ve skipped a lot of important details in the Safeway story (kind of hard not to, had a strict word count I was writing to), then cut loose.

Hyperlocal just launched this morning so there aren’t so many stories in there apart from those by the official bloggers and featured writers (people like Miriam Toews and Will Ferguson). It’d be cool if Regina could turn up and take the place over.

Hope to see you there.

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5'10'' tall and he was born in a place. He's not there now. He's sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It's "Girl From Ipanema", thanks for asking. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

6 thoughts on “Hyperlocal: Put Your Story On The Map”

  1. Works for me. You guys might need the latest flash or whatever ya call it.

    I bookmarked it. I’m going to put little flags on where all the bike paths are washed out as soon as it’s nice enough to actual ride said bike.

  2. First two links were fine but the second two were buggered somehow. Should all be working right now.

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