Front Porch Forum is a novel twist on connecting neighbors in an engaging way. Upon entering your home address you are added to a forum (if one exists) for your neighborhood. The forum is public, in the sense that anyone may join, but each “neighborhood” is open only to those actually residing in a particular area. Not only may neighbors discuss matters of interest or concern, local officials are also members of the “neighborhood,” so they too may have visibility into the topics discussed. This platform provides an online channel for neighbors to connect, socialize, and talk about things…that neighbors talk about!