What EveryBlock's demise says about hyperlocal

02/10/2013 | Poynter.org

The late hyperlocal news site EveryBlock was flawed, but even so, the site's users lamented its demise, writes Jeff Sonderman. The site pioneered many areas of data journalism that other news sites must now carry on. The last great hyperlocal experiment -- AOL's Patch -- is still struggling, however, with no relief in sight. "It’s easier to imagine the editorial and community solutions than the business solutions that would financially support the people and technology it takes to do this well," he writes.

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