I’m not a big fan of Facebook and Twitter, but I have now been happily using Nextdoor for more than a year. It’s a great way to reach and help over 1000 neighbours, make new friends and get more involved in the local community, or just keep tabs on what your neighbours are up to. In our neighbourhood it has recently been most used for finding and recommending local tradespeople, organising and promoting local events, re-homing unwanted items, and finding lost pets or owners.
It’s quite an active group, so if you sign up, remember to check the notification settings if you want to limit the number of emails you receive.
“Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbours and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbours to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
People are using Nextdoor to:
- Borrow a ladder
- Organise a Neighbourhood 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
Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbours work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.”