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Dave Dempsey

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9. 3. 2015 - 11:57

Today's Webtip: FragNebenan

Social networking for local people.

Have you ever heard people complaining that the internet discourages personal interaction? That people just don't actually go and and do things with each other?

Or that social networking isn't really social?

Although my experience has been very different, I might be willing to concede that it isn't very local. Activity on my social networks has been incredibly useful for organising or maintaining FaceTime with friends and acquaintances across the planet, but it has been a little lacklustre when trying to find connections in my neighbourhood.

Not that people haven't tried. One of the more recent, and almost hyperlocal, attempts is being run in Vienna right now. is a neighbourhood networking site that has been up and running for over a year now. I came to the party a bit late, but have been registered since the end of January. I'm not actually sociable enough to have gotten much use out of it yet, but I do like the idea so far. It fit in well with some of the other projects that have come up that try to support the real sharing economy.

Mr Rogers would probably approve.