|Re: Nextdoor.com||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Nancy Baughman Csuti (nancycsutigmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:50:51 -0800 (PST)|
I belong to my Denver neighborhood Nextdoor.com group. (I am not in cohousing.) anyone can sign up and the resident status is verified by providing a phone number and address. The web site manager (I guess) verifies it. I can follow my neighborhood and a few adjoining neighborhoods as well. The "neighborhood" boundaries are the same ones that are followed by the municipality and are found in any neighborhood level map of Denver. The group of neighborhoods that are part of my catchment area range from very high income $1million+ homes to apartments primarily of low income immigrants from Africa - and everything in between. It's very ethnically, racially, and economically diverse. However, the racial profiling is pretty intense, in my opinion. There are daily postings of "suspicious men in neighborhood", particularly where there are alleys and strangers walk through them. Sometime people post photos of car license plates of cars they don't recognize. When the racial slurs get to be too much, someone will remind everyone of the NExtdoor.com guidelines (i.e., be nice to each other), and then people will end that conversation. Lots of stuff for sale, looking for dog/baby sitters, notices of garage sales, restaurant reviews, etc. It's just the crime section gets out of hand at times, as if often deteriorates quickly. Nancy in Denver. On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Chris Rowe <chr [at] rowe.com> wrote: > > https://demo.nextdoor.com/news_feed/ is an example site. Similar to Yahoo > groups maybe. Just a way to communicate and share information. The main > feature essentially being an email list I think. > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 2:03 PM Sharon Villines <sharon [at] > sharonvillines.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > > On Jan 5, 2016, at 1:09 PM, Linda H <linda [at] hobbeton.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > My neighborhood uses Nextdoor and I haven't seen any of the vigilantism > > or racial profiling mentioned, perhaps because this is a neighborhood > with > > a lot of diversity. > > > > > > It has been used to organize neighborhood yard sales, cleanup > Saturdays, > > locate lost pets, give invitations to a Biblical study group, etc. When > I > > fell and tore my rotator cuff and needed a ride to a doctor's > appointment I > > posted a request and had three offers within two hours. It is good for > > communicating about local things. > > > > How large are the neighborhoods? Is this a range the group can set? Who > > checks addresses? > > > > Sharon > > ---- > > Sharon Villines > > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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