We all seem to like Facebook, but privacy can be an issue, even when you consider the great communication tools social media offers: immediate news, classifieds, events and more. So when Nextdoor.com told us 49 local neighborhoods started Nextdoor.com sites, we decided it was time to join the block party. Nextdoor.com provides free and private social networks for neighborhoods. And, what makes Nextdoor.com different is they require members live in the network neighborhood. Residents MUST verify their addresses. Plus, there’s no anonymous posting, you don’t have to share your email address with your neighbors and no one outside of your neighborhood can view your page.
Why is the City of Fort Collins joining Nextdoor.com? The City sees this as another valuable tool in our communication toolbox. Key staff can post important information based on location, such as crime and safety updates or local street repairs. This is not Facebook, however, Nextdoor.com is a more private network and City staff cannot access any resident websites, contact information, or content.
Want to find out more? Join us on Tuesday, March 26, from 6-7:30PM in the Community Room at 215 North Mason Street where the City of Fort Collins and Nextdoor.com will host an informal meeting to introduce more residents to Nextdoor.com and explain how City staff will use this new tool. For questions, or if you plan on attending, please RSVP to Ginny Sawyer at 970-224-6070 or . A light dinner will be provided.
For more information on the City’s neighborhood services, please visit fcgov.com/neighborhoods