New Social Media Site Aims To Unite Neighborhoods

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 10:21 pm
By: News 9

More than two dozen Oklahoma City neighborhoods have plugged into a new social media site designed to draw neighborhoods closer together. allows residents to create private websites for their neighborhoods. The website is a forum where neighbors ask neighbors for help to find services they need and it is free. 

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In the last year, 25 Oklahoma City neighborhoods have signed up with  Bob and Jan Helsel have lived in Briarwoods Estates for more than 40 years.  They say has been a great help with security. 

"It's actually been instrumental in catching a couple of burglars recently," Bob Helsel said. "And they are both serving time in jail right now."   

Helsel says the web service also helped a family locate a missing dog recently as well.