Hi there, this is my first(ish) post here.
An app like Nextdoor is perhaps on the right track, but I think the initiative should come from city officials, or at least be backed by them. I'm aware of the pitfalls of online communities, but there must be a way to facilitate the next step in "I have an idea that may benefit my community".
I liked YIMBY's forum organization. It faintly resembles what I had in mind. My city on Twitter has ~600k followers, but barely any discussions.
I'm thinking literally of the concepts of a Forum, or an Agora. A public place where people meet and exchange ideas. The public square made digital. In my mind seems like such a great idea, and then perhaps I should pursuit it. But if it is so great, why isn't this a thing already?
Perhaps a Facebook for good deeds. So instead of login in to see what you're 2nd grade teacher ate for breakfast, you will s... (read more)