Streetlife Tops One Million Members

Street Life

Facebook may be easily the world’s largest social network but it is far from the only one. A relatively new one is Streetlife. Although it is based in and for the UK only, recently its membership reached one million. You may have found it on-line, or if you live here you may have received an invitation through the mail.

Unlike Facebook and most other social networks, Streetlife is community based rather than primarily for individuals; there are around 4,000 communities involved, the first being in the London Borough of Wandsworth, which was the pilot project. Two years ago, funding was secured to roll it out on a county by county basis.

On Streetlife you can find everything from lost and found to classified ads, free stuff (eg used furniture and the odd piano), clubs and local conversations. You will also find your local authority and your local police on there.

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Alexander Baron