If you think Facebook is bad, here’s Nextdoor!

FOTM‘s DCG once had a Facebook account.

Some years ago, DCG deleted the account after receiving death threats from a reader.

Yesterday, DCG wrote this comment on the “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting” thread:

“I deleted my FB and twitter accounts years ago yet today received notices from ‘friends’ wishing me happy birthday based upon my false birthday. It’s not my BD.

Profiles are only erased when they, whomever ‘they’ are, deem so. And it’s happened every year since I closed my accounts.

Data privacy no longer exists.”

If you think Facebook is bad, there’s a new social-networking service called Nextdoor, which is Facebook on steroids.

Nextdoor

As described in Wikipedia, Nextdoor is a supposedly private, social networking service for neighborhoods, which allows users to connect with people who live in their and nearby neighborhoods.

Nextdoor was founded in 2011 in San Francisco by Sarah Leary, Nirav Tolia, Prakash Janakiraman and David Wiesen. In 2012, Nextdoor raised $18.6M in venture capital funding. Beginning in 2016, Nextdoor expanded to the Netherlands, and is now available also in the UK and Germany.

This is how Nextdoor works:

  1. To acquire an account, you must register with Nextdoor by giving your real name and home address.
  2. Nextdoor requires you to verify your identity with a credit card or by confirming a code mailed or phoned to you.
  3. After you’re registered, Nextdoor provides you with a list of your neighbors who have also registered.
  4. Nextdoor also enables you to (a) see which nearby residents are registered on the site, including their names and other information; and (b) send postcards advertising Nextdoor to non-registered neighbors.

Nirav Tolia

In June 2014, Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, after being charged with felony hit-and-run for fleeing a crash that left a woman injured on Highway 101 in Brisbane, California. Tolia was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and a fine of $239.

Joseph Brent, the victim’s attorney, observed that “It’s ironic that the CEO of a company that is holding itself out as trying to promote neighborliness, crime watch and things like that flees the scene of an accident that he caused and doesn’t bother to call 911 or stay around to exchange information or see if he caused any injuries.”

H/t FOTM‘s chemtrailssuck

UPDATE:

Two hours after this post was published, a reader posted this comment on FOTM‘s Facebook page:

Nextdoor is worse – I had to quit as it was too scary. The liberal mindset was triggering ptsd – amazing what is in your neighborhood. Now I lock my doors 24/7.

~Eowyn

42 responses to “If you think Facebook is bad, here’s Nextdoor!

  1. By their actions you will know them.

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  2. I know of two people who found lost pests from Nextdoor. Obviously much more use than your slander and bullshit site.

    Like

  3. About FB’s collusion—years ago, before the Internet, pro-life demonstrators who’d prayed outside a Bridgeport, CT abortion mill began receiving death threats to themselves from anonymous callers, but also blood-curdling threats to kill their children if a child answered the phone.

    The ONLY way demonstrstors’ identities and phone numbers could have been known to the “pro-choice” activists making the death threats was either with the police or the DOT’s complicity in running the plates for political reasons.

    Leftists aren’t just evil, they’re homicidally evil, and they’ll kill by the tens of millions when they have the power, as they always have. What’s so troubling is that they can rely on the police to follow orders no matter how evil those orders may be. Why should we think it’s any different in America than in Europe where today the police beat down their own to coddle an enemy raping their women and threatening to burn down their civilization?

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    • “The ONLY way demonstrators’ identities and phone numbers could have been known to the “pro-choice” activists making the death threats was either with the police or the DOT’s complicity in running the plates for political reasons.”

      Actually, 4Chan and others have been using facial-recognition software to identify individuals at rallies and protests for a while now. Why wouldn’t those on the left eventually get he same technology? Brave new world.

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  5. [first ever heard of] Nextdoor, FB are all gossip. Only those close to me know my life and my business, why publish all I say and do when those that don’t like me wish me bad luck, envy my good deeds and twist my life saying just the opposite. To cast a shadow on someone is like bad credit, hard to get rid of; I prefer to speak wth my friends and share the good and the bad with them.

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    • Alma . . . . Amen to that! I had FB a number of years ago, but I dumped it as I felt that the powers that be who own and direct it are charlatans.

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      • As I’ve stated before I had FB for several months circa 2010 but soon dumped it – considered a propagator of dissent, disinfo, misinterpretations by those who are on it, and certainly very annoying and intrusive.

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  6. Mark Zuckerberg has said, “They trust me–dumb fucks.” And he is thinking of becoming our president. If he is honestly elected, who could disagree with what he said?
    I don’t think that this posting can be reblogged.

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  7. Nextdoor and Facebook are agents of the New World Order. Both are jew instruments of propaganda and spying.

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  8. A reader just posted this comment on FOTM’s Facebook page:

    “Nextdoor is worse – I had to quit as it was too scary. The liberal mindset was triggering ptsd – amazing what is in your neighborhood. Now I lock my doors 24/7.”

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  9. I’ve received Nextdoor mailings and have stayed far away. Sounds like another useless “service.”

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    • DCG . . . I agree with that. I belonged to some sort of “neighborhood group” up until I really thought about it, and I just shut it down. The less people who are of no real significance in our life–do not need to know all the personal information on any of us. It just poses a danger to us in one way or another.

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  10. No thanks.

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  11. I’m on Nextdoor. I did NOT have to give them any personal information to register other than my address, which is already a matter of public record and listed in the white pages.
    Maybe my neighborhood is different but I’ve found Nextdoor to be extremely helpful in finding and returning lost animals to their owners, recommending honest and safe repair people for work around the house, and neighborhood watch services.
    The only thing I don’t like about Nextdoor are all the ads that are starting to clutter the site. Otherwise, I’ve been on Nextdoor for nearly two years and everyone has been kind and helpful. But I do live in a mostly conservative neighborhood so that probably makes a huge difference.

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  12. Where people get into trouble on Nextdoor is by thinking that it’s a service just like Facebook (or, even a blog). It’s not. Nextdoor is about improving communication with folks in your neighborhood. If you wouldn’t consider standing on a street corner in your own neighborhood holding signs that advertise all of your political and religious views, then you probably shouldn’t do the equivalent in Nextdoor either. Privacy and security are only a matter of concern on Nextdoor for those who wish to treat the service as though it was Facebook. If you want to speak your mind on Nextdoor you should do so inside of a group where the entire neighborhood isn’t your audience and this will at least minimize your exposure. Just be aware that the NSA could be listening in… 😉 Again, how the service works for you really all depends on your expectations. Just like with Facebook, don’t go in expecting 100% privacy and you won’t be so disappointed. As a user of Nextdoor, I can tell you that if folks use the service like it’s intended, it’s very worthwhile but this of course assumes that they reside in a community that can benefit from it to begin with. If you don’t have any actual neighbors, Nextdoor won’t be of much use to you. Also, how useful Nextdoor is depends a lot on how mature your neighbors (and you) are.

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    • Now THAT’S a scary idea. That’s why I have guns, the folks in my neighborhood. Thankfully, most stay indoors. My neighbors are from Uranus.

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    • Let me ask a silly question. I didn’t join “Facebook” or any of the others. Frankly, I don’t want everybody knowing all about me, nor am I interested in knowing all about everybody else.

      What is the fascination with this? The CIA clearly understood this trait when they fronted the money for it. People LOVE to talk about themselves. I was with my granddaughter recently and watched her doing this. “I’m leaving to go to the store now”. “We’re on our way back from the store now”. WTF?

      People appear to build their own “Truman Show” and live in it.

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      • A lot of people seem to use Facebook that way (I’m not one of them) but if you think about it, many of us are “traceable” on lots of other sites too, possibly including this one. The only way to be absolutely safe from the FBI knowing who you are online is for you to commit a heinous school shooting. That way, when you post private information in a comment on Youtube (for example), they’ll be completely taken aback by your stealthiness and unable to determine who you are — even with Google’s help. 😉 Seriously, you could look at it the opposite way and conclude that their goal is to make us hesitant to use existing social media tools to more effectively get our message out. I suspect that quite possibly the major reason why Trump won the election was because so many people on social media sites were using those platforms to effectively promote his message. In that sense, we should all be grateful for Facebook but I certainly understand your viewpoint, if only because I’ve shared that same viewpoint ever since Facebook began. That said, I recently caved and joined Facebook just a month ago and frankly, I really like the fact that I can easily find and join very large, focused groups concerning topics that I’m interested in. I think that over time, some of these groups are going to be really helpful to my research as I can so easily interact with others on various topics. It’s just not a “one size fits all” kind of thing I guess.

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        • We can use social media sites like Facebook to our advantage as a medium of communication, WITHOUT compromising our privacy. An example is FOTM’s Facebook page, which helps us to disseminate and publicized our posts. But that doesn’t mean we give Facebook our real names or addresses. 😉

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        • But to what extent does the tech go that spies on you… and does what you’re able to accomplish utilizing the medium have an actual impact? Regular advertising agents utilize tiny “pixel” images to track people, and that’s just public knowledge use stuff, theres flash, java, and html5 implications as well, all of which are troublesome, on top of facebook’s “offline tracking” tech… no idea what they use at the NSA or above level to identify people etc.

          I hope you are able to employ some counters to these techniques as well… I do what I can but I do work with a limited amount of data, and its hard to defend against something you don’t know or understand. (may I suggest utilizing a Hosts file, in addition to any firewalls or other access controls you might have. As well as anonymizing your computer hardware’s MAC address, should some websites try to profile that, while keeping the original around somewhere separate should you need to revert it.) Avoid TOR and anything associated with it by the way, the state dept. etc. has its claws in all of that, besides its loaded with pedophiles.

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  13. I pretty much stay away from other social media, but I do use Nextdoor and have found it mostly helpful. WE have bought/sold items, found recommendations for professional services, lost dog alerts, etc. And at least in my area, the tone is refreshingly unpolitical. I hope it doesn’t turn into Facebook or cross into left field anytime soon. YIkes!

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  14. The Stasi would have loved social networking!

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  15. I am aware (thanks to Alex Jones) that Facebook, Google and Microsoft were started with CIA money and training. In “1984,” George Orwell reported on a nightmare police state that forced people to be surveilled against their will. Well, the CIA got around that speed bump by making it “friendly.”

    NextDoor sounds identical to what Fidel Castro employed after his revolution: People had to speak in hushed tones, for spies were right outside doors, chomping at the bit to report on their neighbors. And we thought this would never happen in America. Yet, Alex Jones has reported that every new big screen television comes with a camera and a microphone that the user CANNOT turn off. Yes, it sounds paranoid, and skeptics will howl with derisive laughter. No Matter: IT IS TRUE. (I imagine they’ll put cameras, microphones and/or GPS’s in every device imaginable—hell!—GPS or a “black box” is in every motor vehicle manufactured since 2014!)

    Be all this as it may, I won’t be checking into NextDoor any time soon: We have a couple of nosy neighbors who have reported on the house I rent a room in. Buttinskis who cannot mind their own business. But I will say this for Facebook: It has been a great learning tool for me. I have connected with people I have never met (other than family and one former student), and I have learned things I never would have learned in any other way. Ditto You Tube. So my humble opinion is: Use whatever social media you have to use to learn, and to get your point across. LOOK: They’re coming after all of us, no matter what we do. We might as well make the most of it. Because if they can’t get us through social media, they’ll get us through some other means. I mean, it’s not like they don’t have the electronic technology!

    So we can take this to the ethereal level. In 1961, Aldous Huxley opined, in a speech at Berkeley, that all the elites needed was the technology, and they could trace the whereabouts of every person on Earth. And President Kennedy spoke about space as being the “New Frontier.” Well, both have come to pass. The tsunami took 57 years, but it’s here. You don’t think for a moment that Our Lord is going to abandon His Own, do you?
    We’re at that dangerous time in human history where all hell is about to break loose! We might as well use whatever social media we can while we still have it: They cannot get us all.

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  16. Got an invite from a neighbor up the hill to join last Summer, and another around last Christmas. First time, I went online, plugged in the code, then read through their legal documents, terms of agreement, etc. And decided to NOT join and give them my personal identification. I hadn’t even read far enough yet to discover they weren’t a “new neighborhood-only” website, but rather based out of SF, CA… all the worse. The second invite found the circular file.

    Why the concern? “It’s just my name & home address…”
    With FaceBook, by comparison, I was able to give them all fake info RE: my personal ID (although now they apparently won’t allow that; I still managed when setting up my parents’ FB). With NextDoor, OTOH, you’re giving the folks not only who live in San Fran and around the world your personal ID info; you’re giving it to the folks who live across the street, down the road, and up the hill from you. Meaning if they have a grudge against you, they have the ability with regards to space and time to enact it upon you readily.
    And they don’t all have your best interests in mind.

    BTW, speaking of sites and services that require personal ID info: When signing up for Roku (streaming media over the web), you are required to give them your credit card number complete with access code so you can pay for additional subscriptions, movies, etc. I wrote to complain and said I’d be returning mine. They wrote back with the address to use that does NOT require my credit card to gain access to all the free channels — it’s just their regular site addie with /nocc added to the end. Ask & receive. Problem solved. But there’s no indication anywhere on their site or in their legal etc. docs to the effect that you don’t really need to give them your cc #…

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