$40 Million Startup Supporting Neighborhood Surveillance Watch

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Jan 29, 2014

Share surveillance images and crime information with your neighbors, using a social media app. A startup that received $40 million in funding is supporting and promoting this. In this note, we take a look at how Nextdoor works and its potential.

How It Works

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Comments (4)

I think you can do the same thing with a Facebook Group Page. In this case, the focus is on the group rather than the individual. I am the co-administrator for the group page for the gated community in which I live. Facebook allows for three levels of privacy. The most restricted is when only members of the group know who is in the group only members can see posts. Our group page allows anyone to see the posts, but only members can post on the site.

We did have one break in case that was aided by the group discussion. But, most of the posts are related to events in the community. There are postings of videos and photos of wildlife, rainbows, snowfalls, sunrises, lost pets, etc. The ease of uploading photos, videos and posting comments is really easy on Facebook and there is no need for another website to monitor.

I signed up, and am the only person in my town of 25,000 who has. People in my area think about tacking up signs on light poles first, and maybe posting something on Facebook if they are a younger age.

Nextdoor is now worth a billion dollars. Why? No idea.

I still get daily emails from the site. 99% of what they contain are irrelevant to my local neighborhood. The one out of one hundred that does apply is typically a cross-posted 'Craigslist' ad.

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