I got an invite in the mail from a neighbor, but I do not recognize her name, so I’m not sure how she knew we are neighbors and where she got my address from; i.e. it seems more like Nextdoor got my name from a mass-mailing list and then doctored the invite with someone’s name.
Anyway, I like the idea and have sort-of wanted something like this, but I hate the larger social networks. Nextdoor seems like it avoids a lot of the annoying SN aspects, and all the research I’ve done online seems positive. But if they’re gonna vaccuum up my personal data and sell it, or track me, or do any sundry creepy stuff, that’s obviously out.
Anyone have any perspectives? either as a user, or I know a lot of y’all are connected to the tech industry and may know about it that way?