Research: Hyperlocal news pages on Facebook cover areas of Rio de Janeiro traditionally ignored by media (Knight Center)

Knight Center: Research: Hyperlocal news pages on Facebook cover areas of Rio de Janeiro traditionally ignored by media. “Although the promise the internet would be a way to create a global village has, to some extent, been achieved, digital media have also allowed the production of hyperlocalized and hyperspecialized information. In Brazil, where 66 percent of the population is connected to the Internet, social networks have allowed the creation of hyperlocal media – pages and groups that focus on a neighborhood, a place or even a street.”