lmermaid501 (lmermaid501) wrote in davis_square,

New "community" discussion forum

I'm guessing many of you also got a postcard in the mail advertising a new discussion forum (ourcommonplace.com). While attempting to be "local" and making it seem like it was started up by Somerville residents ("a couple of neighbors and I were talking..."), it's hard to do that when you forget to change the name of the city in your form letter ("an online community newsletter and bulletin board just for Sudbury residents.") It seems dishonest to try to make it seem like it's locally driven. Does anyone have more info than is available on their web site? Seems like an interesting startup tech effort by some Harvard students but it's unclear from the site whether they actually work with local communities, or just have manufactured "local-looking" spam mail.
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