in San Francisco, craigslist.org is a great community site in the manner of the old BBS sites.
For those of you that don't remember - before the Internet, computer users in the 70's (called hobbyists then because there was no such thing as a personal computer) used their 300 baud Hayes modems to connect to each other via a server that simply linked everyone together much like a bulletin board in a grocery store. This is where the BBS or Bulleting Board Service name came from.
Toytown and other sites are the modern-day version of this. The internet has commercialized the real spirit of the BBS world with Ebay, Match.com, etc, however, Craigslist allows people to connect to each other for jobs, housing, cars, and whatever for FREE. It also provides chat forums, discussion platforms and the blog-style environment. The most important aspect of it is that it brings this communications medium BACK to the COMMUNITY where it belongs, not in the boardroom.
There is a Craigslist in Berlin (berlin.craigslist.org ), but not in Munich. I would like to bring it here to Munich.
Check it out and let me know what 'yall think!