I ran into an article today that talked about this great service/platform. The idea behind it is creating a place for neighbors to converse, help out, give tips, etc.
The concept of Think Global, Act Local is endorsed by creating a community based on geography that can be a place where neighbors can go when:
- A catastrophe occurs and you want to stay in touch with neighbors (Hurricane Sandy)
- A new restaurant opens and you want to let your neighbors know so the restaurant becomes a success
- You are looking for a dog sitter, baby sitter, house sitter and having someone from the neighborhood often is the best referent
- You want to commiserate with neighbors about something that is going on in your community.
It is free, fun, and potentially fulfilling. Give Nextdoor a try.