Posted 8:36 AM 9/5/2013 : Nextdoor.com creates tight knit neighborhoods
TUCSON- Getting to know your neighbors can be handy when you need to borrow a cup of sugar, a lawn mower or maybe you just want to meet new friends.
Well, there is now an app for that too. It's called Nextdoor.com, a new social media site connecting neighbors who might not otherwise meet. Communities are growing closer and more efficient.
Dave Follette founded his Nextdoor community and it's already proving helpful.
"So actually a couple other people's cars got hit by paintballs so it wasn't like they were targeting me it was probably just some kids driving around shooting things," said Follette as he checks his Nextdoor account feed.
Dave's neighborhood has around twenty members and growing. The site is a forum for just about anything neighborhood related. Topics range from vandalism, to barbeque planning to discussions about building a community pool. They decided a pool would be too expensive, decision that might otherwise be delayed.
"if we were to do it over paper and wait for people, it would just take forever," said Follette.
Every person is a verified resident, and neighbors like the privacy.
"It's private and it's focused on your neighborhood. There's no need to put your whole personal life from when you were a teenager to today on Nextdoor. We can focus on the kind of conversations you would have with a neighbor."
And, in a time where being a friend is often just a click away, these neighbors are using the clicks to actually meet in person.
To register your neighborhood visit www.Nextdoor.com.
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