NeighborGoods: Would it work in Hoboken?
Community Sharing: helpful in a down economy
Would NeighborGoods bring together residents, create a stronger community?
Hoboken resident Emeri is working on getting a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecomm at NYU – and thought that this new “safe community sharing” website that was recently launched would be of great interest to Mile Square residents:
What is NeighborGoods?
NeighborGoods (“Neighborhood goods”) is great site for Hoboken if our community used it. As of now there are only a few Hoboken members.
NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Rent it out for some extra cash!
How much money do you waste on stuff you only use once or twice? How much stuff do you have hidden away in closets or storage that isn’t being used? NeighborGoods is a social inventory that helps us all get more value out of the stuff we already own.
Did you know that Americans are spend $22 billion a year on self-storage? According to The Self Storage Association, there is over seven square feet of self-storage for every man, woman and child in America. That’s a lot of unused stuff! NeighborGoods helps us get more use out of that stuff, which means less waste and less production of unnecessary items.
Strengthen Your Community!
Not only does NeighborGoods provide a way to save money and resources – it also connects neighbors in meaningful ways making for happier, healthier neighborhoods.
It seems as if they’ve built some pretty reliable “trust mechanisms” in place for this social inventory network. From creating custom lists of trustworthy friends and acquaintances, to a paid “verification system” that would likely weed out many of the spammers and scammers.
Would you use this service?