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on Dec 17, 2013
Why do we need the Internet for this?
Just knock on your neighbour's door like you used to before the Internet existed...
Jonathtan you are absolutely right. I wish we didn't need the internet for these things, but turns out at this day and age a lot of us do. So Rooster becomes the virtual 'knock on the door' :)
Also, some things happen on Rooster that your next door neighbor sometimes wouldn't be the best solution for. As an example: A couple of folks are now exchanging lessons in Mandrin and English with each other, folks are finding ride shares, dog sitters, and dinner buddies, a student found volunteers to act in her student film and the list goes on and on. It's just about reaching the right neighbor at the right time, who can help with a specific thing. And when the time is right one can give help back, to a different person, with a different problem, that's appropriate for them.
Just out of curiosity - am wondering how this is different from "Nextdoor" which many of us are using? (which I do find very handy!)
Yet another would-be neighborly network?
If you are interested in pet sitters this is the place for you. For the rest of us, it's boring and time wasting. God bless the delete key.
Check out nearbycircle dot com as well in Palo Alto. I know all the values of your work. Today we chat with friends remotely but barely know our neighbors. But neighborhood social network is very hard to crack for psychological reasons IMHO. People want preserve privacy, keep some distance from neighbors who are physically close to us. Especially you don't want let others know you are out of town for 2 weeks when asking for pet sitting.
Unless you want to ask them to pet sit and watch your place!
"Especially you don't want let others know you are out of town for 2 weeks when asking for pet sitting."
I have been using Rooster for a while and I absolutely love the idea. May we see more of this happening in our neighborhood.
This is nice, I joined. I'm not so much concerned with privacy issues or theft. The prospect is appealing to me, and I can't see much of a risk there to be honest.
I've used rooster several times and I live near Palo Alto but not in it. Its an idea with real promise, and people are joining every week. I'd give it a go if I were you.
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