“You fail to register a story when it breaks, you lose an opportunity. You don’t have a sentient observer able to share immediate thoughts on the subject on a platform or network I belong to, you also lose. You are not available to be a trusted sounding or thinking post when big things happen, you won’t get them back to read or watch your insights three days later.”—
“I think the extent to which hyperlocals can give readers an opportunity to have a voice in the issues that affect them is important. Whether hyperlocals are well-positioned to help citizens get involved in problem solving depends on whether the people running them see this as a valuable/achievable undertaking.”—
This is a personal goal of mine for OnCentral. Easier said than done with an unengaged, immigrant population.