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Introducing Nextdoor

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Written by Nirav Tolia
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These days, almost everyone uses social networks. There are social networks specifically designed for our friends and family (Facebook), for our business contacts (LinkedIn), and for those with similar interests (Twitter).

But there is no social network specifically designed for the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us, but many of us don’t know our neighbors, or how to contact them.

Nextdoor was created to change that.

Nextdoor is the first private social network for your neighborhood. It’s an online platform built from the ground up to provide you and your neighbors with a trusted environment to ask questions, get to know one another, and share local advice and recommendations.

Over the last year, we’ve had the honor of working closely with hundreds of neighborhoods across the country to develop a new kind of social networking service. We’ve listened and learned as neighbors have used Nextdoor to help one another:

• Track down trustworthy babysitters, plumbers, and dentists
• Get the word out about break-ins and other safety concerns
• Organize neighborhood garage sales, BBQs, and block parties
• Ask for assistance in finding lost pets and missing packages
• Create emergency response plans to prepare for crisis situations

In the process, we’ve seen these neighbors bring back a sense of community to their neighborhoods.

Now it’s your turn. On behalf of the Nextdoor Team, I am proud to announce today the nationwide availability of Nextdoor. We look forward to working with neighbors everywhere to build happier, safer places to call home.

When neighbors start talking, good things happen. Thanks for your interest in Nextdoor.

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