Originally tested in the US, new social media network Nextdoor, aimed at encouraging social interaction between your neighbours, is launching in the UK.
Nextdoor enables you to interact with your neighbours via a mobile app. Neighbours can post about crime alerts, items for sale, required services (babysitter, plumber, etc), parking or building notifications, events, and much more.
Lost your pet? Found a child’s toy? Maybe there’s an issue with litter on your street? You can discuss this directly with your neighbours on Nextdoor.
Neighbours must verify their address via postcard or phone number, and once verified (and there are more than 10 members in one neighbourhood), the fun begins. The app has proved a great success in the US and has been tested in 500 neighbourhoods in the UK. It is thought that the timely launch of this app will help to rebuild local communities as a result of the Brexit vote.
We have social networks for close friends and family, for places we want to visit, for following celebrities, and for contacting businesses. Why not create a social network for our neighbours? Nextdoor is the ultimate community noticeboard.
The app is new to the UK so you might find that your neighbourhood doesn’t have enough members to get started. So tell your family and neighbours that you (might) already talk to about the app to get the ball rolling.
More here: https://nextdoor.com/
We’ve signed up and below is an example of our neighbourhood.