Neighborhood networking

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:36pm

You already know about Facebook, but what do you do if you want to get social with the people next door?

One California company thinks they have the answer.

Nextdoor uses software to help neighbors meet, share information and answer questions on-line.

It is private, only letting you in if you can prove you live in the neighborhood.

"It's about all of the things you would talk with your neighbors about to solve real problems in your everyday lives," explains Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia. "So even though it's called a social network it's not necessarily about being social, it's about being useful. It's about solving your problems by the knowledge that your neighbors have all around you."

Salim Shaikh is a happy Nextdoor user.

"It's actually a tool, a great tool that allows us a neighborhood to communicate with one another in an efficient manner and privately," he says.
 

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