Home Elephant is an application which provides a new way for people in the digital age to meet their neighbours. The app, available for smartphones and via Facebook, uses an individual’s location to establish social networks at a local level (whether across a neighbourhood, town or city).
Only when five users are established within an area does their neighbourhood become listed on the map and they can then begin to post notices, ask questions or alert neighbours of suspicious behaviour. Posts are private and visible only to the members of each neighbourhood.
Lost your cat? Post it on Home Elephant. Need a babysitter? Ask your network of neighbours for a good recommendation. Saw something suspicious? Alert the neighbours, or police, with Home Elephant.
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Related trends: Networked Family, Culture of Fear, Surveillance Society, Mobile Living