Nextdoor is a private social network for neighborhoods. It's the closest thing to a localized, social version of sites like Reddit or Digg, allowing its users to post stories and discuss them with the communities they're a part of.
It's not without its advantages, but Nextdoor is also not without its problems. I recently decided to join a Nextdoor community after a discussion on a message board I participate in. A user had mentioned that they were going to start posting news stories there, and I decided to check it out.
It's important to know that Nextdoor is not a free-for-all when it comes to posting content. Currently, there's a pilot program going on in a few communities where you can post other content. However, in order to do so, you have to request permission by filling out an application.
As for what you can post, you can post items that are for sale, community events, and crime alerts. You cannot post political opinions, photos, or links.
You can search for communities around you, or if you're part of a larger community like a neighborhood association or condo, or HOA, you can post messages to the community.
The communities I've seen in my area are large, and there's generally more than one person posting on a regular basis. It's also a good idea to follow the main Nextdoor page for your area, as they sometimes post stories that don't get picked up by the individual communities.
Nextdoor is easy to use. I use it on my phone, and it works well. The website is easy to navigate as well. I just wish the interface was better. It's just not very visually appealing.
There's very little moderation. You can flag posts, and if a certain post is reported enough, it will be sent to the moderators, but otherwise, the users police themselves.
It's also worth noting that, in my experience, the people who use Nextdoor tend to be middle-aged to older. It's not uncommon to see a post talking about how someone just got a new smart TV or something, which I can't say I expected.
- A unique system of work with partners;
- It has a clean and beautiful interface, which is user-friendly;
- It has a flexible and powerful search engine, which can easily find the content that you are looking for;
- It has powerful features, such as like and comment to let the great content be shown on top;
- You can share your content on social media such as Facebook and Twitter;
- Poor quality of the camera;
- The risk of overheating;