With the internet, it's trivially easy to connect to people all around the world. But wouldn't it be nice to connect with your neighbors just a street or two away? Enter NextDoor.com, a site where only your neighbors can see your posts.
But why would you want only your neighbors to see your posts, and not everyone in the world? There are many reasons!
I can think of many uses for such a site. Thanks for spreading the word.
You're right. It can be pretty useful :)
When I lived in rural areas, I mostly knew my neighbors pretty well (I didn't have any that would shoot me with varmint guns when I came to their door). The amount of information that you share is up to you; but when your car breaks down and you need to go somewhere, or you have some other emergency where you need help, it might be ideal in that situation; one post rather than ringing up everyone.
I, too, am wondering if this works in rural communities, where people are more particular what they're sharing with whom :)
Being mostly a city girl myself, I find it a great way to meet my neighbors and learn what events are happening. I'm not sure how it will work in rural communities, but I'd be interested to find out. Do keep us posted on how it works for you!
Interesting idea! I live in a rural area, so we mainly communicate at the hardware store or diner. It might be easier to stay in touch with a social site such as NextDoor