Wouldn’t it be fun to be part of Nextdoor.com‘s social network on “Wisteria Lane,” where housewives can share plumber and pool men contacts? Ha! Now, in all seriousness,
we have all heard it takes a village to raise a child, right? Well, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, a new take on this – is that it takes your neighborhood. Thanks to the newly launched social network, Nextdoor, neighboring moms, parents and families can exchange locally based information privately, effectively and safely.
Families across the US are utilizing Nextdoor’s hyper-local websites the following ways:
- Tracking down trustworthy babysitters, nannies and nanny shares.
- Finding new moms for mommy groups and neighborhood walks.
- Sharing information on local schools and teachers.
- Learning about local classes, museums and activities for children.
- Organizing car pools.
- Participating in school fundraisers or charities.
- Swapping information about the best place to see holiday lights or take your kids trick-or-treating at Halloween.
- Sharing family-friendly recipes.
In addition, families are harnessing the power of Nextdoor to increase safety in their neighborhoods:
- Divert medical crises by sharing information about diseases or disabilities.
- Issue urgent alerts such as local thefts, suspicious activity, or missing children.