Neighborhood Watch Goes Online

Nextdoor is a new site that sounds pretty neat:

With neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, communities can stay up-to-date with everything from crime, activities and even ask the neighborhood if they can borrow the proverbial cup of sugar.

Here’s how Nextdoor works: Login to find your neighborhood and sign up. Every user must verify their address. If your neighborhood’s not there, you can be the person to start your neighborhood’s social network through Nextdoor. You’ll outline the boundaries and find the local school districts to include — yes, it takes some work, admits Tolia. But they want to avoid people signing up just to “kick the tires,” so to speak. Invite nine of your neighbors to sign-up and have them confirm their addresses on your neighborhood within 21 days. Once that’s done, your site is officially launched. If your neighbors don’t sign up, or maybe you don’t know enough of them, Nextdoor will alert you when someone else in your neighborhood successfully creates the site and then you can register.

The librarian in me wants to sign up and fill in all the info but the anti-social side of me doesn’t know the emails for 9 (or even 1) other person in the neighborhood so I’ll have to wait. I’m also wondering how to handle neighborhoods without names. I don’t know what I’d call my neighborhood other than the street name … but even that isn’t really accurate because I’d include the surrounding streets as well. Learn more at Mashable.

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