Smartphone app allows neighbors to connect with each other

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370301819&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4082399&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370301819 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There was a time when people knew everything about their neighbors, as well as what was happening in their neighborhood.

Some people blame technology for this decline in awareness and friendliness, but now a smartphone app is trying to reverse that trend.

Nextdoor offers a set up similar to Facebook, but networks are private, only available to people who live within a certain set of boundaries.

Currently there are more than 30 neighborhood networks in the Birmingham area.

For more information on the app, click this link.

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