It’s always nice to see people are following and acknowledging the good work you do. This time it’s more my company than it is me individually.
First, blogger Christopher Wink compiled a list of hyperlocal sites worth following. Patch made the list.
Second, Mark Gimein at The Big Money on Slate questions why hyperlocal is so terrible. His comments are mainly about the large national aggregating sites such as Topix. But he said Patch is the exception, noting how we have editors working in each of our communities. “Yet for those who think that local news is a viable business as well as a public necessity, Patch may offer the faintest bit of hope for local news,” Gimein wrote.