Palo Alto Rooster network aims to foster neighborliness
Original post made on Dec 17, 2013
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on Dec 17, 2013 at 5:38 am
Why do we need the Internet for this?
Just knock on your neighbour's door like you used to before the Internet existed...
on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:41 am
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.
on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:39 am
Just out of curiosity - am wondering how this is different from "Nextdoor" which many of us are using? (which I do find very handy!)