Question: A neighbor recently suggested I join the Nextdoor social network. What are the benefits of doing so?
Answer: First, let’s start with the basics. The Nextdoor app is a private social networking platform for local communities and neighborhoods. Instead of connecting you to users around the world, Nextdoor narrows your network to include only those in your surrounding area. In order to join, you have to prove that you live where you say you do (by entering a code mailed to your home address, for example).
According to the Nextdoor website, its mission is to “provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities…” In addition to fostering relationships among neighbors, Nextdoor is frequently used to do the following: