Nextdoor Trumansburg Experiment Begins
One of our neighbors has started our village off on an online experiment – a networking attempt using the Nextdoor web site’s structure. You’ll find it at Trumansburg Nextdoor.
Unlike other social networking systems online, this one requires a personal verification by regular old postal mail. They send a postcard to confirm your address, with information you need to enter. So, no snoopers from Enfield could crash this party.
So far, there are just three of us signed up. The way the system works is that, if there aren’t 10 more verified members in the next two weeks, Trumansburg Nextdoor will be shut down.
A network like this, used to spread news throughout our community, didn’t exist in our parents’ generation. Whether Trumansburg Nextdoor itself takes off or not, there will eventually be one or several such networks that do catch on, and that will change our lives significantly.
The technology is here, though, and I say that it’s better for us not to back away from it in fear. Is anyone else in?