The almost-post mortem for Patch â€” Jeff Jarvis
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I still believe in Armstrongâ€™s vision that local communities need local information. But now I fear that its slow, tortured fall could â€” in the words of a friend â€” bring nuclear winter to hyperlocal. RadioactiveÂ hyperlocal cooties. It shouldnâ€™t be. The problem with Patch wasnâ€™t Armstrongâ€™s vision about the value of local information. It was execution.
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Maybe this is something that's supposed to be fragmented.
Every community has its own newspaper, right?
right.. it's OWN newspaper... If you want to do hyperlocal, you need local brands.