|City Clerk News Release||City of San Carlos|
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Phone: (650) 802-4210
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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #01172012|
|Subject :||Nextdoor Goes Citywide in San Carlos|
Enables Residents to Communicate in a Private, Secure Website that Builds Stronger Communities
|Contact :||Robbie Turner, Senior City Strategist, Nextdoor (650) 888-7072|
Christine Boland, Director of Community Relations/City Clerk, City Clerk Department (650) 802-4219
|San Carlos, CA – January 17, 2012 – Nextdoor announced today that it will be expanding its services to every neighborhood in San Carlos. Nextdoor is a private social network for neighborhoods that fosters neighbor-to-neighbor communication and connections. |
Over the last few months, over 300 San Carlos residents in 9 neighborhoods have created and participated in Nextdoor online communities. With today's announcement, residents in all neighborhoods in San Carlos will be able to participate in the service.
Nextdoor enables residents to participate in a private, secure website for their neighborhood where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, disaster preparedness, recent crime activity, upcoming garage sales or even lost pets.
"Nextdoor takes the concept of the local neighborhood and neighborhood groups and expands it to an online setting. By making this service available in all San Carlos neighborhoods, residents will now be able to communicate, share tips and get to know each other better. I believe that this will create more engaged residents and can enhance the sense of identity of each neighborhood in San Carlos" said Christine Boland, Director of Community Relations and City Clerk for the City of San Carlos.
Nextdoor is designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another to help build stronger communities. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside their neighborhood. In addition, Nextdoor never shares personal information with any third parties. Unlike an email listserv or an online group, neighbor posts are organized and archived for future reference – only by members of that neighborhood.
San Carlos Residents that are interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. Once they sign up for Nextdoor, they can immediately sign up and begin participating in conversations and information sharing with their neighbors. The San Carlos neighborhoods in the Nextdoor service are:
Neighborhoods with Participating Members
- Greater East San Carlos (153)
- Brittan Acres (110)
- White Oaks – South Gems (35)
- Cordes South (2)
- Arguello (1)
- Melendy Drive (1)
- Oak Park (1)
- White Oaks (1)
New Neighborhoods Available Starting Today
Ginny Grant, founder of the Brittan Acres Nextdoor neighborhood said “I see Nextdoor as a way to get people to talk to each other and help each other out. In some ways it’s like an enhanced Neighborhood Watch program. I’m excited to see it coming to every neighborhood in San Carlos.”
- Beverly Terrace
- Cordes North
- El Sereno North
- Howard Park
- Laurel Terrace