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I got a polite earful this morning from Howard Owens in response to my column from yesterday about hyperlocal sites....

 

Owens takes issue with my position that none of the hyperlocal sites can claim journalistic success, maintaining that The Batavian is an unqualified journalistic success, as are West Seattle Blog, suburban New Jersey's Baristanet, "and a few of the other 'authentically local' news sites sprinkled around the country." He knocks me for citing no data in my curt dismissal of hyperlocal journalism (criticism accepted) and rejects my view that hyperlocal's real traffic competitor is social sites like Facebook.