I said at the time:"Imagine that we had access to all the local content from local TV and radio stations (and blogs) through technology like RSS, and this content was organised in some way like del-cio.us-style tagging, Technorati-style weighting...... After all, why struggle to build an audience of your own when new Internet businesses will find video-starved viewers for you in the far-flung corners of the Web?An Online Market Blooms for Video Clip Reruns - New York TimesRelated ArticlesLocal To Go Global?

At the end of last year I reacted to the reporting of two incidents involving air travel, by suggesting that news networks would have a strong challenge to their business if local news sources find ways to disseminate their content through the web rather than through them. The USA Today and BBC both had to rely on local news reporting in order to cover the shooting of a man on a plane in Miami and the skid of a plane in Chicago respectively. I said at the time:

“Imagine that we had access to all the local content from local TV and radio stations (and blogs) through technology like RSS, and this content was organised in some way like del-cio.us-style tagging, Technorati-style weighting… by the blogosphere.”

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