How to Use the Nextdoor (App) to Be More Neighborly in Your Neighborhood | Be The News

How to Use the Nextdoor (App) to Be More Neighborly in Your Neighborhood

It’s been only three short years since Nextdoor launched their private community platform for social networking – neighborhood style. To date Nextdoor is showing no signs of slowing down with its acclaimed awesomeness by all those who use it.

IMAGINE: Facebook (+) Craigslist (+) The News (+) Networking (+) Referrals (+) Crime Fighting (+) Info Sharing (+) Saving Money (+) Good Samaritan Lollapalooza = Your Neighborhood Online.

Nextdoor has been featured on almost every mainstream media outlet and mentioned in countless articles as one of the top private social networking platforms available and on the rise.

My initial Google search for “Private Social Networks” pulled up first page articles from Mashable, Sgrouples, and Techhive with Nextdoor being at the top of the lists.

I honestly don’t remember how I stumbled across this awesome app, but I’ve been using it for at least a year now. In the process of using Nextdoor I have met some amazing people, saved money on painting my apartment, and made a little extra money through referrals. I’ve also recently discovered a new yoga studio that’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live. This particular yoga studio seems to be hard to find through regular avenues of searching for places to get my stretch on so in my book, Nextdoor gets extra kudos for facilitating this phenomenal find.

With all my excitement in launching this blog, BeTheNews.com , on everything related to social

Image via Techcrunch.com

Image via Techcrunch.com

networking, community, business and people-to-people media I was stuck with the insane task of deciding what to write about first. This may seem like a simple check on a to-do list, but for me not so much!

Throughout the years I have discovered so many nifty apps, social platforms, tips, techniques and resources. They have each left their mark on me – continuously shifting the way I look at community and business – while also finding a way into my own personal everyday lifestyle. Priceless.

With that being said, trying to decide on what topic was deserving, (in my eyes) to be the first article on my

brand-spankin’ new blog, was a bit of a nail-biter (and I don’t even bite my nails). I kept asking, “What am I most excited about right now?” With every idea that came into my mind, and so many new happenings out there, Nextdoor kept jumping to the top of my list. Again, this platform is already three years young. One could possibly consider it old by technologies standards. New or old though, I believe Nextdoor is and will be a classic in the realm of social platforms and networking.

The power of community and even the smallest amount of care within a group of people can never be underestimated. It’s the little things that matter; the kind gestures, a sense of community, and togetherness that truly make they world go round.  Nextdoor is a group of 107 people who, “believe that the neighborhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person’s life,” and those same people spend their days focusing their efforts on Nextdoor because they want to help us, “build stronger and safer neighborhoods around the world.” 

Now that’s something worth writing about!

Did I mentioned this platform is an App? Did I mention it’s free? Did I also mention they are not an affiliate of mine, and that I make absolutely no money, what-so-ever, writing about how awesome they are? Well, it’s all true.

Below are a few examples of various ways (in pictures) people are using this app to make a difference in their neighborhoods – right now! To get started being a little more neighborly tomorrow than you were yesterday just go to Nextdoor.com.

Nextdoor Garage Sale

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