Intro To Block Talk
After much anticipation, we’re so excited to introduce you to Block Talk, a mobile application that brings the community together in a way that promotes strong communication and fellowship amongst neighbours in a community. We understand the importance of community and believe that communication is key to a proactive, safe and inclusive neighborhood! Block Talk is currently for iPhone.
So here’s a little info on what we’re all about:
What is Block Talk?
Block Talk is a new community focused social media app that allows you to follow communities that are important to you. Between the communities you work, live or go to school in, Block Talk enables you to keep in the loop with what’s going on around you.
You can follow and read about the communities that interest you and put in your two cents in the comments. You and your family can be “in the know” of community functions by reviewing the map that indicates precise locations. Improve your surroundings by being neighbourly and post about the next community clean up or report something that seems out of place.
Why Your Neighbourhood Matters
In today’s Western world, it is not uncommon to not know the neighbours of your street. According to a Maclean’s article, more than 30 percent of Canadians say they feel disconnected from their neighbours, while half of Americans admit they don’t know the name of theirs. This is due to a number of factors like the lengthy work days of many homeowners and the long commutes that often come along. While privacy and time at home to just relax with family is especially important after a tiring work day, it’s actually proven very beneficial to stay connected within your community.
Building a sense of community within the area not only creates a positive environment of camaraderie amongst your neighbours, it also can become a great source of mutual support in an incredible amount of ways, often saving you money, time and stress during day to day activities. For instance, good neighbours come in handy when going on a trip. They can check your mail, feed your cats and generally just keep an eye on the property. Usually they’ll gladly do it for you and you can return the favour in the future. Also, neighbourhood interactions are important because when it comes to safety, a friendly neighbourhood is a proactive neighbourhood.