If you live in any neighborhood, anywhere in the United States (and soon, other countries too) you can leverage the community building features of Nextdoor. It’s free, and it’s a wonderful way to bring back that sense of community to your neighborhood.
Nextdoor is a venture capital backed startup, so for the foreseeable future, its mission is to build up its user base and market penetration. Although it does not currently accept advertising, this may be a future strategy for the startup, according to Grady.
In the meantime, she says that local businesses can take the initiative and build neighborhoods on the network, so that they’re top-of-mind with members of the communities in which they operate. Nextdoor also offers a “Cities” option, which “makes it easy for city, police, and fire officials to connect with neighbors and build stronger communities”.
If you’d like to create a neighborhood on the system, check out the website at Nextdoor.com. You can also keep up with developments and news about the startup through its Twitter account or its Facebook Page.
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