☀ ☀ ☀  Nextdoor is a social media app that allows you to stay up to date with people in your neighborhood. To join, you must verify your address by giving your phone number, credit card number, or by paying for a postcard to be sent to your address. After verification, you can create and view posts, which include crime, safety, classifieds and recommendations. You can see a map of other nearby Nextdoor users. It’s a way to get hyper-local news, valuable to the extent that your neighbors use it. You can purchase the app on the app store and for Google play.  —Ashley Altmann

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