There’s a few of these popping up now – rural Australia geo-location village communities online.
I had a quick look at it – developed by Simon van Wyk, Steve von Kohorn and Patrick Cusack. Simon is ex-Hothouse. Built on syndeo ::media – ruby on rails framework – and focussed on classifieds and business directory. I think it’s making the same mistakes as the old Backfence.com (which has folded and been reborn a number of times) but we’ll see.

Still it can’t be any worse than the country Community-in-a-Box by Sensis, oops AUDA, that never really took off – I’ve blogged about that before.

Incidentally, how does syndeo::media compare to opensource RoR lovdbyless? Anyone?