Most of us rely on social apps for work, play, and connection. Yet, we don’t know why we see what we see, who sees us, how our feed is ordered, or how to collectively address harms and injustices online.
It’s about time we had real input on groupware and how it operates!
social intelligence for the distributed web
Neighbourhoods separates the functions of a collaboration tool from the data layer that makes up the group’s culture.
You and your group own the design and appearance of reactions, tags, ratings, and permissions and how these subjective factors feed back into the behavior of your collaboration tool.
Using Holochain, peers can validate data and store records of their interactions on their own computers. We believe in the promise of autonomy, agency, and truly p2p communications.
Nevertheless, we’ve become accustomed to the recommendation, curation, and sensemaking that helps us sort through the world’s information. Communities should have the same control over their ways of perceiving, reacting, and recognizing each other.
Want to create a neighbourhood? We offer a bootstrapping wizard and community management modules that help you discover “generic tools” and “specific cultural metrics” to pair together and iterate on as you go.
Developers contribute to this embedded marketplace so that creating a neighbourhood requires more thoughtful consideration of culture and less coding. Coding work and use of various modules are tracked, enabling a range of options for supporting developers and the code commons.
Our native currency, $NHT, helps do just that. As of December 2021, $NHT has been deployed on the ETH and MATIC chains. You can find it on decentralized exchanges, like SushiSwap and Uniswap.
Join us for an interactive session with Sid Sthalekar (of Neighbourhoods) and Lucas Tauil (of Holochain). They will showcase how groups of people can utilize Neighbourhoods and Holochain infrastructure for building communities.
Use cases vary from playful, virtual social applications, to resource-sharing and commercial bazaar-like activities in offline communities.
Neighbourhoods is a Web3/DWeb project headquartered in NZ, who's core offering is the open-source 'Social Sensemaker'. It enables people to convert (inter)personal data on ledgers into rich, localised sense-making output.
The Neighbourhoods marketplace helps communities share the development costs of generic tools that they can plug into their neighbourhoods, and pair with their bespoke social processes.
Neighbourhoods is built on Holochain, a new breed of Distributed Ledger Technology that is faster, cheaper, and more flexible than blockchains. Holochain supports distributed, humane versions of the social apps we need for collaboration at scale - not just token issuance. For those operating DAO's (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations), think of these technologies as enabling more fluid, broad-spectrum coordination.