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New Website NextDoor.com, Helps you Connect with Neighbors

Next Door Social NetworkNextdoor.com is a relatively new social network designed to help neighbors engage and interact. Sites like Facebook are great for connecting with friends and colleagues, but important announcements like recent crimes or neighborhood events posted to Facebook can get lost in the stream of posts unless you check your wall regularly.

Nextdoor provides a safe online medium for neighbors to interact and engage with one another from their own computers or smart phones. By maintaining small, neighborhood-centric networks, it prioritizes announcements that may be important to you and your neighbors. Registration takes a couple minutes and uses your address to determine which neighborhood network you will be a part of. Harrison West has a Nextdoor page here: https://harrisonwest.nextdoor.com/.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Alert neighbors to suspicious persons in the area
  • Organize a neighborhood watch group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

When the electricity went out in the Harrison West neighborhood several weeks ago, residents were helping keep everyone informed on AEP’s projected time for restoring power.

Nextdoor was recently featured in a story on ABC6 News: http://abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_new-site-track-crime-your-neighborhood-26372.shtml

If you haven’t done it yet, sign up. Become a member of the Harrison West Nextdoor.com page and start meeting and engaging with your neighbors virtually.

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One Response to “New Website NextDoor.com, Helps you Connect with Neighbors”

  1. Ya know what else helps people connect with neighbors? Gettin the hell outside and actually talking to them in space/time!!!
    This thing is the dumbest idea I’ve seen in awhile.

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