Nancy Ging has created a website for Lummi Islanders which does what Next Door does and more.
http://lummiislanders.com/ is set up like as a web site and offers links to news, local weather, local tides, an events calendar plus links to local websites. Using the Lummi Island Community Portal you can do all the things that Next Door does (post videos, photos, list events, sell stuff, tout suppliers and other resources, post jobs and locate local blogs. It’s an all Lummi Island site like Next Door. The difference is that it is all managed locally with no reliance on off islanders.
Next Door has proven that the community needs a way to communicate easily and Next Door does a good job in a social network format.
But, experiment with the Lummi Island Community Portal and see if you like it and if you think it would work for us as well or better than the Next Door site. The Lummi Island Community Portal is locally owned and operated (by Nancy Ging).