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5 thoughts on “Nextdoor lays off 25% of its full-time staff as neighborhood social network works to cut costs

  1. This site might rank up there with the similarly named Glassdoor in terms of good-intentions-gone-awry.

    Both sites creating a culture of heightened scrutiny that allow the worst and most impulsive in human nature to taint the whole enterprise. For Glassdoor, companies that innovate but the innovations get misconstrued can get defamed through nastygrams of employees who quit, some of whom are identifying truths to a bad workplace culture but many are just sour grapes–yet their critiques of a workplace get taken as impartial criticism.

    For Nextdoor, it ramps up both neighborhood watch and homeowners associations and places it on steroids. Every little abnormality gets observed, brought to neighborhood forums, and creates a cause for community panic. It could very well a person who “does not fit the demographics” who is in the neighborhood for innocuous reasons and still gets the cops called.

    Can’t say it’ll be sad if Nextdoor looses some of its footing. It attracts Karens (male and female) like honey to flies.

  2. Nextdoor used to be a great resource but now it has morphed into a worse version of Facebook. There are so many older people that are just blatantly racist and don’t understand how to use the internet.

    1. It’s much more than just older people, of which you’ll be before you know it. It’s more a social media for ignorance and the unaware.
      If I read a complete sentence with no misspellings, I’m thrilled. And there also seems to be no trolls condemning everyone not like themselves, of which we even see here on a daily basis.

    2. Totally agree. I deleted my Nextdoor account a few years ago. It seemed like a great idea for sharing important hyper-local information, but was really just a way to amplify the worst, most un-neighborly neighborhood behaviors imaginable. I couldn’t stand to read it.

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