Our neighborhood is more insular then we ever imagined
Our neighborhood is composed of an older disinterested and offline demographic
Many people worked very hard to make it this way, and don't want it to change.
Everyone assumes you are selling something, even if it's not obvious what
Those who want a more vibrant neighborhood, are thirsty for it!
Even though our digital neighborhood failed, our physical neighborhood is better for it
As a testament to the lasting impact, some of this has even occurred after the plug got pulled on our digital neighborhood after failing to signup the minimum required neighbors.
Even if our neighborhood is not quite ready; now is increasingly becoming the right time and place for many to use Nextdoor as a tool to help turn their barren streets and locked doors into thriving neighborhoods.
I wrote a reflective post explaining why I began learning to code, but looking forward, a job at somewhere like Nextdoor that is changing the world for the better, is something I aspire towards.
At this point I'd be happy with an internship too.