Thanks for those links – v. useful for my research
Hyperlocality will not always be useful for all applications in all cases, for example, as you say, when you are away on holiday – in this case it will not be as useful for a news service (which was just an example by the way, I’m not planning to build one of those).
An example of how it would be useful when on holiday, though, is if you wanted to speak directly to your friends and contacts who are away on holiday at the same time (and in the same general location) as you, and only to that select group of people. Then, in my opinion, it could really be quite useful and time saving. This what I’m trying to find out with this survey, whether this my opinion is valid or not
Hyperlocal technically means “relating to a very specific and often small community or geographical area” (from the Macmillan Dictionary).
Hyperlocal social media is essentially where a social system uses the physical location of users to give them a more rich and relevant experience. For example, a hyperlocal news site will use the location of a reader to show them news that is is happening close to their location, arguably making the content of their site more relevant to that person.
We’ll see! It’s still in the concept stage at the moment, but you may see an announcement here soon
I am currently researching an idea for a new project and was wondering if you would be willing to spare 2 minutes of your time to fill in a survey regarding social media and the integration/use of users’ physical real world locations.
The survey can be found here; https://hbt.typeform.com/to/g7Wyd7
Because you will be really helping me out, I will send a thank you tweet out to every single person who fills in the survey; awesome people deserve recognition.
If you have any other ideas or feedback concerning this topic, I’d be pleased to hear from you in the comments (and through the survey, of course )!
Thanks in advance,
I’ve just downloaded, and wow! Really love the feel of the interface! Great job!
Congrats! Very well done!