It's almost time to celebrate 6 years of Essex on Lake Champlain's service to the community! Since launching in June 2011, the Essex blog has reached some impressive milestones: I'd like to explain the remarkable — albeit somewhat unlikely — meteoric rise of the … [Read more...] about Will You Sponsor the Essex Blog?
For the first time, mobile devices are being used more often than PCs to find information on local products and services... The data shows that 60% of US adults now typically choose smartphones or tablets over PCs to find information before buying products and services offline. … [Read more...] about Mobile Overtakes PCs for Local Search
Square has announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Kili Technology, a maker of software and electronics used for payments processing... Square's hardware lead Jesse Dorogusker noted the upcoming changes in the payments ecosystem as reasoning behind the purchase... Kili's … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal: Square Buys NFC Payment Hardware Maker (ZDNet)
On September 1 Barbara Irish Smith posted the following blog comment: "Oh how I wish more people would connect here... love reading all about ESSEX! ~ Barbara Irish Smith (Essex on Lake Champlain) Day after day, week after week Barbara's words flickered across my radar. I'm not … [Read more...] about State of the Blog: Summer to September Surge
Katie Shepard and I conducted two blogging workshops last week at the Belden Noble Library to teach community members how to contribute their stories to Essex on Lake Champlain. In addition to congratulating everyone who attended (Bravo!) and thanking the library staff and board … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal Media: The Essex Blog and Beyond