We believe the way we live has changed. Our always-on lives mean we’ve lost touch with our neighbours in the transition to a real-time connection with everyone else.It’s time to find a way to bring back local.
It wasn’t that long ago that we used to know everyone where we lived. We were part of tight-knit communities sharing, helping and chatting to everyone on the street. Now ‘neighbourhood’ is pretty much speaking to next-door when they pick up our mail.
Losing touch with our neighbours has affected us in several ways:
- We don’t feel as safe
- We've lost our local pride
- Everyone’s that bit more lonely
- The best people nearby are lost to us
Our mission is to change the way that we feel about our neighbourhoods. We need to roll up our sleeves and get to know those around us. Like the good-old-days, we want people nearby if we are worried about safety, or need someone to pick up an important delivery, and even offer us a cup of tea when we get locked out of the house (we’ve all done it!).
We want to “update” the software of our communities taking what was special from the days before technology played its hand. In other words, we want to help bring about a new generation of communities.
We think that communities are going to have two characteristics. They are going to be inclusive, where everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexuality are connected. They will be driven to make an impact.
More than ever, the world needs a bit of TLC. Together we can make a positive impact on our area. Just a few examples of what we can do locally to help the environment. We can share food with those around us, buy local, share what we have (how many ladders does one street need?!).
We’re going to reconnect our local shops, businesses and makers. Shopping local can be a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and also support local small businesses.
If you think about it, the world is just a group of neighbourhoods. If each neighbourhood changes for the better, the world levels up.
To make these positive impacts, we believe that social networks need to change. Technology has affected all of us. In a way, it has made us global. We have access to 24/7 news from all across the world. We can live miles apart from one another but feel like we are in the same room as someone via video chat.
We want that same technology to make us local again. Technology can give us a virtual room where we can all chat, say hi and work together on what might be happening in our local area.
We believe that creating a new social network can re-localise our communities. we understand that social networks are the problem, not the solution right now. the old-generation of social networks made money from your data, annoyed you with loads of adverts and they tried to get all of us addicted.
We’re creating a different type of network, one for all of us, built by you. This means we will never charge for the App, or fill our channels with adverts. Most importantly, we’ll never sell your data. We only want to make money when we make an impact.
Halo is a new type of network, connecting so we can help build a better society.
Come join the better way to say hi locally,
Want to feel part of your community?
Where are halos today?
1500 streets in Islington
500 streets in Walthamstow