Yeah, we know, we live in a global marketplace.
This piece of common wisdom is hard to overlook when our jobs are being shipped overseas, our kids are obsessed with every product that comes out of China, and Facebook's recent public stock offering was $5 billion.
But Colorado Springs has always moved to the beat of a different drummer, and so it's interesting to learn that a new social network, Nextdoor, has one of its biggest followings in Colorado Springs. About 120 Colorado Springs residents are members of Nextdoor.
Unlike most social networks, that try to make the world your neighbors, Nextdoor wants to make your real neighbors your neighbors. The site is designed to connect you with people in your own community.
(Take a moment to soak in the irony of needing a social network to connect with someone who lives a few yards from you.)
Move over Facebook, Nextdoor is sweeping the nation.
Nextdoor, a brand new social network for neighborhoods, is catching on fast across the nation and in Colorado Springs.
Nextdoor launched in October, 2011 and the response has been explosive. Colorado has been one of its larger adopters with well over 25 Nextdoor neighborhood websites started. In particular, Colorado Springs has one of our most active and largest Colorado neighborhood website - Nextdoor Wolf Ranch (https://wolfranch.nextdoor.com/login/)
On Nextdoor, neighbors create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another and exchange local advice and recommendations. Topics of discussion are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, recent crime activity, carpools, upcoming garage sales, and lost pets. Nextdoor allows neighbors across the US to take advantage of this new type of social networking to build happier, safer places to call home.