Just like Facebook’s Nextdoor worked i.e., connected the people in the same area, the Neighborhood is the clone from Nextdoor which has recently made available in Canada will soon become available for four US cities that include Charlotte, North Carolina; San Diego, California; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Newark, New Jersey.
Neighborhood will also confine people together geographically which makes it easier for the people living in the same area to discuss the local affairs, plan something together, talk about an issue and ask for recommendations about the best eateries or café down the street. According to the social media giant, people must know who they share the neighborhood with and none other could be a better way to connect than Facebook’s Neighborhood.
However, Facebook has a pretty terrible history of people grouping at a single place to share their mutual interests as some out of them are quite extremist and the conversations take a bad turn. The company has seen such hot-bed arguments on Nextdoor as well as other Facebook groups therefore, is expecting similar for Neighborhood as well.
Despite the expectation, the tech giant has not made any plans on how to avoid the feuds and arguments if happen. However, the platform will allow only users aged 18 or above to be a part of the Neighborhood. Users will be able to create a separate account on Neighborhood that won’t be linked to their main Facebook profile. Also, they will be allowed to “choose to add interests, favorite places and bio” to their profiles so that people can get an idea of how a person is.
Furthermore, there are specific roles that the users can choose from in the Neighborhood such as, Welcomer, Socializer or Helper. But, it is not known yet how the users can claim these roles and what these roles will entail.