Yet, often it’s not as easy as it seems on TV to get to know the people next door.
Now thanks to Nabo a new, free social media platform, there is no need to pop over for a cup of sugar to get to know the new person on the street.
Nabo is developed to enable individuals and community organisations to instantly and directly connect online with others in their suburb.
The neighbourhood social network, found that 50% of Australians are not connected with their neighbours beyond a chat over the fence, more than 80% know of no community initiatives that could connect them with others in their suburb.
Nabo founder and CEO Adam Rigby said that up until now community initiatives and social media platforms have not succeeded in connecting people with their neighbourhoods.
“Nabo is not just another online community but a community online that corresponds to the suburb you live in,” he said.
“Nabo’s benefits are enormous in terms of building better and healthier communities, reducing crime and connecting people who may feel socially isolated.
“Whether it’s searching for a lost pet, borrowing a ladder, recommending a local tradie, finding a babysitter to organising community events – Nabo is the easiest way for people to stay in touch locally.”
Nabo will be extending to all communities across Australia, with the aim of reaching a million users by the end of 2015.
To join Nabo, individuals sign up under their street address and real name, and can explore the site for 30 days during which time Nabo verifies their address.
Community groups can use Nabo to connect people with events and local services and to share news, and any resident can create their own community group to find like-minded people who live close by.
Find out more about Nabo and how your neighbourhood can get involved here, https://www.nabo.com.au/.