By Kelsey Grady

Neighbors Across the Country Use Nextdoor to Plan for Halloween Tonight

We released the Nextdoor Treat Map a few weeks ago and the response from neighbors across the country has been incredible!

From neighborhoods in San Francisco to San Diego to Tampa  to Minneapolis, neighbors across the U.S. are using the Nextdoor Treat Map today to have a fun, safe, and efficient Halloween.

Every day we’re honored to be helping neighbors connect in new ways, especially for holidays like Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

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Internet Security Update

Recently, a security vulnerability was found in a well-regarded software library used by Nextdoor and other major websites across the Internet, including Google, Amazon, and Yahoo!.

After learning of the vulnerability, our engineering team took immediate action and fixed the issue the same day. There is no evidence that any Nextdoor members were affected, yet we recommend that you change your password, both here and on any other websites you use.

You can update your Nextdoor password on the Account Settings Page. Protecting our members’ personal information is our top priority and we will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Thank you for being a member of Nextdoor.

– The Nextdoor Team

ABC News 20/20: Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Thanks to everyone who watched ABC 20/20 tonight and for wanting to bring Nextdoor to your neighborhood! The response from neighborhoods across the country has been incredible. We’re honored that so many people want to use Nextdoor to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.

We are amazed each day by the stories we hear from our members, and Cecil’s story featured on 20/20 is no exception. A connected community is a powerful thing!

We want to thank ABC for covering Nextdoor. This story is helping neighbors everywhere bring back a sense of community to their neighborhood.

If you are not already on Nextdoor, we encourage you to try it out.

From all of us at Nextdoor, welcome to the neighborhood!

Kelsey Grady
Head of Communications

Overwhelming Response to ABC 20/20 Nextdoor Feature

Thank you to everyone who watched 20/20 last night and for wanting to bring Nextdoor to your neighborhood.

Due to the prominent feature, we experienced an overwhelming spike in traffic, which temporarily brought down the site. We appreciate your patience and are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We solved the problem and Nextdoor.com has been back up since late last night.

To get started on Nextdoor visit Nextdoor.com and enter your address. If a website has already been created for your neighborhood, the site will prompt you to join that website. If a Nextdoor neighborhood has not yet been created for your neighborhood, the site will prompt you to start one.

We are extremely excited that so many people across the country want to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer neighborhoods.

Respectfully yours,

Kelsey Grady

Director of Communications at Nextdoor

San Jose Neighborhoods can Now Connect with their Police Department on Nextdoor

Last week the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) announced its newly established department direction with Nextdoor’s help. The department has developed a new strategy called RCITI (pronounced “Our City”).

SJPD New Priorities

Understanding the importance and impact that social media has on our lives today, the SJPD is utilizing technology as an accelerator to accomplish RCITI’s Innovation mission. Acting Chief Larry Esquivel explained the benefits of Nextdoor when he stated, “Nextdoor is another way our Department and our community can use technology to stay informed and reduce crime through increased awareness. We know that connected and engaged neighbors lead to safer communities.”

The Police Department will now be using Nextdoor to push out relevant crime prevention information as well as keep residents informed about the activities of their Police Department. While the Department will maintain its own Nextdoor page and will be able to post content into neighborhood websites, it will not have access to individual neighborhood websites or their content. With 318 neighborhoods (87% of neighborhoods in the City) using Nextdoor, the Police Department is well positioned to use Nextdoor as a tool to help prevent crime.

To learn more about the SJPD new department direction and see how Nextdoor fits into it, check out this story on ABC Bay Area: http://bit.ly/YZISYD

Best,

Kelsey
Director of Communications at Nextdoor

Happy Neighborday!

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Today neighbors across the globe will gather together to celebrate Neighborday. GOOD, a community working towards individual and collective progress, lead the way in reminding people everywhere about the importance of simply getting to know your neighbors through Neighborday.

As GOOD suggests, whether it’s as simple as asking the nice gentleman in apartment 3B what his name is…again, or as ambitious as coordinating a full-fledged block party complete with a mariachi band, bouncy castle, and street hockey tournament – now is as good a time as any to get to know the people who live right next door.

Nextdoorsupports GOOD’s Neighborday call to neighbors everywhere to get out and make connections happen. Like GOOD, we know that when neighbors start talking, GREAT things can happen in your community.

Make a special effort today to meet a new neighbor and start a conversation. Introduce yourself to someone new, join your neighborhood watch group, or plan a block party for Memorial Day weekend.

To keep the conversation going all year long, start a Nextdoor website for your neighborhood. You’ll be amazed with all the great things that happen when neighbors start talking and join forces to create a safer and happier place to call home.

Happy Neighborday!

Kelsey Grady
Senior Communications Manager at Nextdoor

Sharing our Home with You

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Credit: California Home & Design

Each day, neighbors sign up on Nextdoor from their homes around the country. When they do this, we feel like they are sharing a little piece of their home with us. Today, we wanted to share a piece of our home with you. California Home & Design magazine recently visited Nextdoor’s headquarters in San Francisco and this is what they had to say: http://ht.ly/hj27f.

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From our door to yours,
Kelsey Grady
Senior Communications Manager