Technology Matters-Neighborhood Apps

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Nextdoor is an app serving as a kind of private bulletin board only for your neighborhood. Exchange news, events and concerns. Sell items, make recommendations and other services instantly. Simply confirm your address within a specific area and you can start interacting in your own online neighborhood community. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Freecycle is a nifty platform connecting those with extra food, housewares and supplies. Whatever odds and ends you have can easily get those who could really use them. Freecycle helps foster connections among neighbors, emphasizes sustainability, and cuts down on waste. Its free for iOS and Android.

Neighbors by Ring is an app allowing a neighborhood to take a group-based approach to safety. The app gives you real-time alerts from your neighbors and law enforcement. The idea is stop burglaries, prevent package theft and make your community safer. And if you spot something suspicious in your area, you can anonymously posts a text, photo or video to keep your community on the lookout. The app is free for iOS and Android.

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