Nextdoor: Social media goes local

NBC News Channel
August 28, 2017 12:08 PM

(NBC News) Another social media network has skyrocketed in popularity with a nationwide audience that numbers into the tens of millions -- but's posts focus only on what's happening in your neighborhood.


Launched six years ago in San Francisco, Nextdoor has become an online community bulletin board that even emergency services and municipalities are using. 

The networks are private, and limited to each neighborhood's residents.

Co-founder Prakash Janakiraman says nearly eight out of ten neighborhoods nationwide have their own customized Nextdoor account.

"It's a way for neighbors to connect, converse and to collaborate on the issues that are most important to them and their local neighborhood," Janakiraman says.



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