Southport locals strengthen community with social media
THE fastest growing British social network, Street
Life aims to build stronger communities across the nation and has been
described as "the online equivalent of chatting over the garden fence."
Streetlife users sign up with an email address and post code and are instantly
connected to all other users within their local area; no friends lists or
followers are involved. This gives users a way to share practical advice and
information to an audience within the local community.
To date, conversations on the site have seen locals come together to turn
disused back gardens into community allotments, raise awareness about missing
cats and spread the word about doorstep scammers. "The display of community spirit we've seen has been fantastic.
It's obvious that
there's a real desire among many neighbours in Southport to help one another and
we're delighted to provide an outlet for that" said Nina Whittaker, Streetlife's Head of Communities.
Southport residents can find out more and connect with their local community at:-
How it works:-
► Sign up for free to the site with a postcode and email address.
► Users can post messages, events, polls and pictures.
► Other Streetlife users who live nearby are able to respond.
► Neighbours help one another by sharing knowledge, opinions and advice about the area.
How it's used:-
► Finding local people with shared interests and passions.
► Lending and giving away belongings to neighbours.
► Organising community events and campaigns.
► Exchanging recommendations for local businesses and tradespeople.