Key differences between Nextdoor and Streetlife
Nextdoor neighbourhoods are much smaller.
Streetlife users will notice that their Nextdoor neighbourhoods are much smaller than their former Streetlife neighbourhoods. In most cases Nextdoor neighbourhoods are about 10 times smaller than those on Streetlife and for good reason.
Nextdoor neighbourhoods are intentionally designed to be small to foster true community and real world connections. Our hope is that through using Nextdoor, members will not only meet their neighbours online but have the chance to put a face to a name in the real world as well.
At the same time, members looking to connect with more neighbours in their area can also post to and get updates from surrounding Nearby Neighborhoods. This allows members to stay in the know about what’s happening in their larger community, much like on Streetlife.
On Nextdoor different profile information is displayed.
On Streetlife, all posts are visible to the public – including people who aren't Streetlife members. Nextdoor works a bit differently. In Nextdoor's much smaller neighbourhoods, everyone who sees a member's messages has been verified as a real neighbour.
So to build trust and foster real world relationships, Nextdoor displays members' names and encourages them to share their address with their neighbours. At the same time, personal choice in this area is respected, so members always have the option to hide their street number in their account settings. And to be clear, no one outside a member's own Nextdoor neighbourhood is ever able to see their address.