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Neighborgoods in Your ‘Hood

By Sara McGuyer • Aug 20th, 2010 • Category: Trail Blazers

Americans have a romantic notion of being able to walk next door to borrow a cup of sugar, but most people I know don’t have that type of relationship with their neighbors. Neighborgoods seeks to change that by setting up a network where you can search for items you need to borrow, or lend/rent your own goods. A quick scan of my own zip code turned up a wide array of available items. With a few clicks I could borrow a video camera, a sewing machine or a tent.

On the surface, the site aims to save you money, but the deeper purpose is to build community. In tandem with the rising popularity in location-based social networking, our comfort level with getting to know our neighbors online will increase.

How NeighborGoods Works from sparky rose on Vimeo.

Sara McGuyer is an account strategist with Wise Elephant and marketing director/board member for the Indianapolis International Film Festival. Find her on twitter http://twitter.com/sara_mc
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