Amsterdammers.net is an online neighborhood website with news, agenda and media connected to exact locations in the city of Amsterdam. It maps information to neighborhoods, boroughs, streets and squares. Amsterdammers, the people of Amsterdam, can post info to the site through their user profile.
The user profile can be connected to the user’s groups, relations and organizations, indefinitely actually. Using this site, Amsterdam people can map the social field of their (part of the) city.
Professional organizations like local government, social workers and tenant’s organization can use the address book and the office tools that are available through the cms of the website for their work. The address book is built by the community. Being a collective address book it will be more up to date than many single user address books would be. Organizations can target groups in the neighborhood about projects, activities and plans by using the address book and send newsletters and/or messages.
The address book of Amsterdammers.net, built by people while they use the network, works a bit like Facebook, LinkedIn and Hyves. The big difference between those sites and amsterdammers.net is that amsterdammers.net answers a different question. Not: Where are my friends or colleagues, but: Who are my neighbors and what are they doing on the social field of the world closely surrounding me.
Many different web sites in Amsterdam are powered by the application behind amsterdammers.net