People within one neighborhood all share a common space, and within this space they share overlapping interests in the same information. Residents are brimming with local knowledge, from the trivial to the empowering. All of these fragments of local information are dispersed amongst a population within a defined area, and many people within this group would benefit from the knowledge and resources of others.

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