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Facebook Neighborhoods

Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will be rolling out soon for U.S. users to test.

As we reported previously, Neighborhoods has technically been around since at least October of last year, but that limited test only recruited residents of Calgary, Canada.

On Neighborhoods, Facebook users can create a separate subprofile and can populate it with interests and a custom bio. You can join your own lower-case neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods and complain about porch pirates, kids these days, or whatever you’d otherwise be doing on Nextdoor.

Source: TechCrunch

Date: May 19th, 2021

Link: https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/05/facebook-neighborhoods-nextdoor/

Discussion

  1. Why is Facebook pushing to the neighborhood level of interaction?
  2. Why is curated neighborhood-level news important?

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