I think the most promising efforts to make hyperlocal scale will be based on extracting relevant information from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp and other services. As I told Nieman,”the most promising startups and efforts from established social media companies will center around creating quiet water that draws from the river of news without leaving us overwhelmed by the current.”

— Jason Fry, More on 2011 Predictions, Reinventing the Newsroom. Disclosure: We interviewed Jason for the FJP so we’re kinda, sorta, partial to what he has to say.