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A social network for neighborhoods. Nextdoor.

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A social network for neighborhoods.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Most social networks out there, like Facebook and Google +, are designed to keep you in touch with friends and acquaintances far and wide.   Not so with a new one called Nextdoor.  Co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia…

“Well in our busy lives, we’ve lost touch with the neighborhood.  And it turns out there are so many ways our neighbors can help us, we just don’t often know how to communicate with them.  And so NextDoor comes along and is the easiest way for you and your neighbors, and only you and your neighbors, because it’s private to your neighborhood, to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world.   It’s a place where you can find a new home for an outgrown bike or track down a trustworthy babysitter.  Really track crime in the area, organize a garage sale.  All of those things you would do if you could easily communicate with your neighbors.”

Tolia, by the way, was one of the co-founders of Epinions, now owned by Ebay.   You can find more info at Nextdoor.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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