Guest of the Week (4/21/17)
Prakash Janakiraman, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Nextdoor.com
Congratulations Prakash! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.
As the world becomes more connected, through technology and social media, neighborhoods are becoming disconnected. A recent report cited that neighborly bonds are declining, noting that about one-third of Americans say they have never interacted with their neighbors. The report also indicates that even though technology and social media are connecting people, Americans are more detached from the people they encounter on a daily basis.
This trend was the inspiration behind the startup Nextdoor.com Inc., a social network for neighborhoods and communities. The company began with a goal to connect neighbors and build trust.
“Your neighbors are a great resource that you should know in a local context. We feel that Nextdoor is bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood by connecting people in this virtual medium, online social networking,” said Prakash Janakiraman, co-founder and chief architect at Nextdoor.com.
While at the AWS Summit in San Francisco, Janakiraman sat down for an interview with Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick) and Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.