Over the past several years, many websites have popped up in Carrboro and Chapel Hill related to local development and transportation projects.

Using the network analysis methods described in this CJR piece, I discovered that some of them share IP addresses and various analytics identifiers. As noted in the CJR piece: “It is highly unusual for sites to share IP addresses and analytic identifiers if they are not connected.” The following sites are all on the same server with the same IP address.






Moreover, all five sites share the same root domain ourtownchapelhill.org, which redirects to the CHALT speaker page.

An archival view of ourtownchapelhill shows it is a sister organization of CHALT.

Melody Kramer

Melody Kramer serves on the OWASA board and lives in Carrboro with her family. By day, she leads communications for a large academic research center and recently obtained her MLIS degree focusing on digital...

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