Geo-spatial Platform, Nextdoor, May Replace Facebook As Your ‘Go To’ Network

Nextdoor brings the neighborhood — the original social network — online. The platform connects you with the people around you: from the guy who always takes the trash out on the wrong day to the obsessive car-cleaner two doors down. It turns out these people do actually have names.

It’s time to welcome the neighborhood watch to the 21st century (yes, finally).

You might be well-connected online, but do you know what’s happening on your doorstep? With Nextdoor, there’s no excuse not to play an active role in your local community.

Nextdoor brings the neighborhood — the original social network — online. The platform connects you with the people around you: from the guy who always takes the trash out on the wrong day to the obsessive car-cleaner two doors down. It turns out these people do actually have names.

In the old days — you know, before you checked Facebook on autopilot and tweeted from the bathtub — talking to neighbors was the best way to share information, socialize and get help with household tasks. Nextdoor brings all this online. It’s possibly the most useful platform – EVER.

Why get to know your neighbors?

Nextdoor can help reunite you with lost pets, organize barbeques, discuss neighborhood issues, borrow DIY equipment or find a last-minute babysitter. And it even makes stalking the guy next door acceptable (kind of).

And don’t worry, you need to verify your address to join a neighborhood. When it comes to encouraging social interaction among neighbors, Nextdoor means business. There’s no room for workplace acquaintances or ex-friends from highschool here. Unless they live…well, next door.

So far, there are over 18,000 neighborhoods across all 50 states using Nextdoor. With the launch of Nextdoor for Android, this is only set to grow. Five of the top ten city governments are already using the platform to post police updates and urgent alerts. It seems that, finally, social media is being used the way it was intended.

Nextdoor encourages real-life interactions (don’t make that face, you’ll get used to it) and breaths a sense of community into the neighborhood. And this is a good thing, seriously. We seem to have forgotten how important neighborly interaction actually is, haven’t we?