How Spaceflow supports local communities
The current epidemic crisis caused by COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has clearly shown us two things. First of all, it has turned out that people generally display a great deal of solidarity and readiness to help, especially in our small, local communities. Secondly, we’ve seen just how impactful the internet and internet technologies can be in times of crisis.
Since the outbreak really got going, life has largely moved to the web. Thanks to social media, despite our forced isolation, we can stay close to each other, while mobile applications and web tools provide us with knowledge and entertainment. Both of these things are critically necessary when we have to stay at home. Event companies and cultural centres have responded to the crisis by offering streaming and virtual tours, and by sharing their resources online. Practically every type of business and organization is adjusting. Fitness clubs provide online classes, corporations switch to remote working, restaurants change the formula by preparing take-away meals, and schools conduct online lessons. For more on how tech is helping property managers out amidst the outbreak, read this article.
"By every indication, the world will be different after COVID-19. On the positive side, we will emerge stronger from the crisis. We will slow down the pace of activities, tighten our social bonds, and gain a new understanding of what is most important in life."
Crises like the present one are terribly impactful both to life and economies around the world. However, they also stimulate creativity, speed up the changes we wanted to implement anyway, and give us the courage to try new, innovative solutions.
By every indication, the world will be different after COVID-19. On the positive side, we will emerge stronger from the crisis. We will slow down the pace of activities, tighten our social bonds, and gain a new understanding of what is most important in life. The last of the digital skeptics will come to understand that the internet represents an ocean of possibilities. Many companies will reorganize their operations and create new development strategies.
The current situation shows that applications such as Spaceflow bring people closer to their local communities, enabling them to quickly exchange and rapidly respond to new information. Spaceflow facilitates neighbourly help, especially for people who want to give a hand to seniors and others at greater risk. Read a bit more about building deep neighbourhood connections here.
For instance, does anyone need to go for a shopping run, pick up a parcel or collect a letter from the post office? Does anyone have food left that they would like to share, or want to give away clothes that don’t fit? Just share this information on the Spaceflow platform.
Spaceflow is also an excellent platform for exchanging information about services that each of us can provide both physically and online (tutoring, personal training, dog walking, picking up the kids from school), as well as a source of information about the activities of nearby service providers: restaurants, hairdressers, bakeries, fitness clubs and beyond. In better, less chaotic times these businesses can inform their community members about discounts and run loyalty programs. Meanwhile, in crisis situations like today, businesses and organizations can ask for support in order to survive, or to inform everyone about local volunteer opportunities for the community and its most needy members.
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