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Short Tutorial/FAQ – What Are The Benefits Of Nextdoor?

Download Graphics to View 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:
  • Buy and sell. Users can use Nextdoor in order to sell or purchase items in the "For Sale or Free" page of the app. Listings will also appear on the neighborhood feed so users can see new items as they appear.

  • Organize events. Do you think your neighborhood could benefit from a block party? Do you want to get a book club started? True to the spirit of the app, users can use Nextdoor to host and organize parties and events.

  • Get recommendations. With the app, users can find recommendations from neighbors on local businesses, restaurants, babysitters, pet sitters, and so on.

  • Communicate about property concerns. Nextdoor can be an effective place to voice concerns about dangerous tree limbs, icy sidewalks, or overgrown lawns.

  • Spread the word about lost pets. If a dog or cat goes missing, users can quickly ask their neighbors to be on the lookout.
Given all the benefits, it can't hurt to be neighborly and give the free Nextdoor app a try.

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