The Internet makes it easy to connect to people across the world. However the promise of the "digital super-highway" has not yet been delivered. It's taking many years for people to become confident in using the tool that sits on the desktop.
The secret of Internet success is joining activity, becoming part of many groups, learning from other people, and when the time comes, playing your role as mentor and guide to "newbies".
But the same tool also makes it easy to connect to the people in your street. Do we have the confidence in ourselves, and in other people to do that?
Street Groups Limited is creating an opportunity to put community life back into local neighbourhoods. It depends for success entirely on the density of community support in each street. In a Street Groups the people who live in the street can be all together at the same time. That makes a huge difference to the quality of the conversation.
The chance to co-create the place where you live in a way that realises the values and dreams that you have, is real. Street Groups can be the vehicle to help you do that.
Act on the impulse to do something. The cost to you is tiny, the value to your community of hundreds of "tiny" actions is to create a river of good will, in the place that matters most. At home.
If you really want to know the messy history of any real innovation, this story for Street Groups is here.