This post at TechCrunch about residence-based social networks reminded me about an idea I had about a year ago for a similar system.
I was going to call it Neighbor.ly and register the obvious domain (.ly being Libya’s TLD). Users would register with their physical address and would then be grouped into dynamic networks consisting of all the other registered users within X number of city blocks. The features available to users would be the standard message boards, marketplace, invitation system, etc. I think it could be successful (and I’m sure there are already a few sites doing something similar) but at $150/yr for just the domain, I decided that it was too spendy for something that I might never get off the ground.
So now that I’ve put it out there, you’re free to go ahead and register neighbor.ly and see my plans through, but I want a 5% stake. Deal? Deal.