YouTube Near You

August 4, 2009 at 11:02 am 2 comments

With Microsoft Vine in beta testing, NBC rolling out ten new city sites, and our own link-up with MetaCarta, it seems hyperlocal content is a trend that’s here to stay.

The past weekend’s New York Times reports that YouTube is now joining the party, already having 200 providers signed up to its “News Near You” feature, although with most videos not coming traditional local TV stations. Whether the stations sign-up to YouTube’s new vision of local news remains to be seen, and as recent events in Iran have shown us how social media is empowering citizen journalism, the range of News Near You sources has the potential to be quite diverse.

Entry filed under: social media, Web trends.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • […] Pierre Omidyar bidding to kick-start his local news service Peer News. Not forgetting that we have blogged in the past about YouTube’s efforts in this area and with foursquare regularly being touted […]

  • 2. Serkan  |  December 27, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Why only Youtube. I am against becoming a monopoly. Need to be given a chance to other sites

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