Online Neighbourhood Networks Study


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Hyperlocal blogs are becoming increasingly important. What is a hyperlocal blog? They’re often digital bulletin boards for an estate, village, town or geographical community. Online Parish pumps they can be a way to engage with residents. This study by gives an insight into how they work and how best to connect to them.

The Online Neighbourhood Networks Study explores the ways in which people communicate online using local citizen-run websites, the impact of that communication, and the implications for local service providers.

The research shows that they serve to enhance the sense of belonging, democratic influence, neighbourliness and involvement in their area. Participants claim more positive attitudes towards public agencies where representatives of those agencies are engaging online. For their part councils are finding neighbourhood networks to be increasingly effective tools for engaging with residents and delivering services.

The study output offers a number of resources. You can click through below to access any part.

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