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Two locals launch MyNabes neighborhood app

Original post made on Nov 24, 2019

In fast-paced and overscheduled Silicon Valley, two residents have launched MyNabes, a smartphone application to help their neighbors build community by connecting through one of 19 categories.

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Posted by Pumpkingrower
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2019 at 10:37 am

MyNabes. That's so totes adorbs. Ever hear of Nextdoor?


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Posted by Elodie MyNabes
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 25, 2019 at 11:06 am

@PumpkinGrower. Yes we do and this is the reason we decided to create MyNabes. We think that instead of seeing what it's wrong in a neighborhood, it's better to see how we can help each other out! And our app is all about asking or offering help to your neighbors through 20 dedicated categories. You will not see anybody bashing one another, only people willing to help.


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Posted by Scott Barnum
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 25, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Elodie... very cool app and kudos on your philosophy. In case you haven't already, you should consider bringing MyNabes to the attention of local and county fire and police, who use Nextdoor to communicate issues, events and developments. Neighborhood emergency prep could be a very good application for your app - neighbors helping neighbors. Menlo Fire's CERT program and ADAPT (Atherton Disaster And Preparedness Team) might be very keen on what you have. Unless you live a place that has a HOA, it's been a constant challenge to help connect folks so that they can work and prepare together for an emergency, like an earthquake. Menlo Fire has been trying to find the right tool to facilitate neighborhood connections for some time. Best of luck...


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Posted by wut
a resident of another community
on Nov 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

This is literally the most reduntant app idea you could think of... There are loads of people offering/asking for help on Nextdoor and Craigslist, and bar the odd mean comment, the platforms work perfectly. I've used them for requesting services, offering services, advertising events, getting advice. Lol plus my neighborhood was not even available x-D


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Posted by Elodie MyNabes
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 25, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Thank you so much Scott for your comment and I will take your advice into account. We are currently working on a new category I'm pretty sure you will like...
Wut, regarding all the support, good comments, article we have had so far we know it's not a redundant app but without even having try it out first, I understand it's quite difficult for you to realize it on your end. :-)


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Posted by I'm w/ wut
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 27, 2019 at 5:44 am

This most definitely is not the most creative idea. "Me too" companies following on other's success usually don't last long. Also, the aggressive and snotty replies from the company doesn't go far in making me want to be a part of their "Community".
The similarities to NextDoor are undeniable and the owners troll msg boards. No thanks but good luck.


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Posted by Pot Meet Kettle
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

When Nextdoor first launched it was a great resource for sharing and freecycling tools/kids toys/furniture/etc. That stuff is still there, but you have to wade through a cesspool of busy bodies who offer nothing but passive aggressive and not-so-subtle racist and classist complaints about their neighbors.

I'm happy to try an alternative.


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Posted by Elodie MyNabes
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

I am very sorry if I miswrote my comment to Wut, there was absolutely no aggressivity, it was the opposite actually, I wrote it with a sense of humor… I thought at least


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Posted by Elodie MyNabes
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 27, 2019 at 10:42 am

I am very sorry if I miswrote my comment to Wut, there was absolutely no aggressivity, it was the opposite actually, I wrote it with a sense of humor… I thought at least :-) We organize next Friday December 6th at 9am a walk and talk at the Dish, for those who want to get to know us, ask us question and exercise while sharing a good moment together.
Thank you The Almanac for all the new people using the app because of your article, we really appreciate your support. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


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Posted by community
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

tried it, i only see a few posts by the founders and nothing else. maybe it will get more useful overtime,


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