|Description||Local Community Building|
ForGrabs develops tools that helps individuals build community at the hyper-local level.
ForGrabs first internet tool is 4grabs.org Incorporating elements of Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree, Freecycle and other online classified sites.
Unlike these other classified listing sites which establish context by defining geographical regions or cities, 4grabs.org geo-tags user contributed postings by latitude and longitude. The search engine then returns the 50 closest postings displayed on a community map by proximity to the users search location using the Google Maps api.
Because 4grabs.org doesn’t define areas by region/city, it works in every city and rural area in the world.
|Launch Date||June 28, 2008|