Description: Two original app ideas have just been launched that are hoping to bring communities together. The first is an online neighbourhood watch program to report crime; and includes a direct link to the police. The second connects people to others in their specific neighbourhoods for problem solving and local advice.
Date: October 10, 2013
More sites are figuring out ways to reach out to communities. The Neighbourhood Watch is not only your local gathering for neighbours, but now is an app, and Nextdoor helps communities get to know each other better. Find out more about how these two apps help people come together using technology. Watch Video.
Questions for discussion:
1. Would you benefit from an app that allows you to reach out to others in your area?
2. Would you use a social media network with a direct link to local authorities to report suspicious behaviour?