JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The first of its kind private social networking site for neighborhoods only is starting to take off in Jacksonville.
It is called nextdoor.com, and it started last year in San Francisco.
Co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia thought there should be an easier way for neighbors to connect.
He said, "Services like Facebook have shown us the value of connecting online with our friends and family. Why isn't there a service that helps us connect with people right out our front door?"
The idea behind nextdoor.com is that neighbors can first connect online, then face to face.
Some neighborhoods have planned parties. Others help each other find lost pets, share contact information and even find a babysitter or orthodontist.
"We know that when neighbors start talking, good things happen," Tolia said.