Next Door poll

I recently sent an email to the Lineberry Alliance list asking if folks would be interested in trying Next Door as a pilot to improve our community communications and as a way to get to know our neighbors better. This is a poll that my neighbors can complete to indicate if they are interested in the pilot or not:

Are neighbors interested in piloting Next Door for the Lineberry Alliance?

  • Yes (85%, 11 Votes)
  • No (8%, 1 Votes)
  • (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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I saw a presentation about Next Door at the Code for America conference this week and the tool looks like an amazing replacement for Google Groups like ours. Next Door has over three years of experience and it’s a valuable tool that can really help build community and get us to know each other as neighbors better.

What I learned: 28% of Americans know none of their neighbors by name.

Here is some information about another Raleigh neighborhood using Next Door that increased participation from 400 Google Group members to over 1,000 Next Door users.

Please contact me if anyone in the neighborhood would be willing to be a co-admin for a potential Next Door pilot and then if it succeeds, continue on as an admin.

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager. At night, he wears his cape and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book titled The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown superpower of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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