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Help to create a 'real time' brokerage of civic participation in Portland. People on Twitter or Facebook can report on issues that they need help with ranging from "Help I lost my cat" to "Does anybody want to share child care duties" to "I have some extra vegetables in my garden" to "I need help building a retaining wall". Other people in the network act as matchmakers to match citizens in need with first responders or other citizens or organizations who can help. Good matchmakers and good helpers earn reputation in the system. This may help foster jobs and civic participation as a whole.