Hardly anyone knows who their neighbours are any more. But imagine if every road had a google email list, a street blog or a twitter feed. An email list removes the need for someone to design a leaflet, print it, deliver it, and respond to the tear off slips. That means that it’s a lot harder to write a joint letter to the council about litter and double parking.
I’ve long believed that these new tools of communication and self organisation do not just lend themselves to projects at a massive scale but also at a hyperlocal level.
As Benjamin Ellis says “we are going hyperlocal and it may just be the most disruptive stage of the Internet yet”