The 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival is in full swing and features five days of compelling presentations from thought leaders in emerging technology.
Contributing to the list of speakers is Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary. Discussing the topic of “The Rise of Contextual Social Networks,” Sarah will join TechCrunch reporter Colleen Taylor, LinkedIn Editor Francesca Levy, and Path VP of Marketing Nate Johnson.
Sarah and her fellow panelists will discuss how contextual platforms foster meaningful interactions based on real relationships, shared interests, activities and, most importantly, neighborhoods. They’ll also address how technology plays a double edged sword in today’s fast-paced world — we have never been as isolated and connected at the same time.
However, that’s where our members are proving Nextdoor is truly unique. People are using Nextdoor, not only to connect and communicate with their neighbors online, but also get together offline to foster a true sense of community. Recent data shows that neighbors are more likely to talk in person if they use an online forum.