Densely populated urban areas contain a series of paradoxes. Among them is the sense of belonging that seems elusive to many urbanites. Let’s take a look at Dallas for example. Dallas and its main urban centers are a collage of mid-rise buildings (mainly apartments) that are home to a large population of millennials.
The outgrowth of this population leads to several common big city perks, e.g., a great nightlife, plenty of jobs, improved mate selection, & high housing costs (:oD). Yet, a sense of belonging, group affiliations, and that neighborly feeling is missing for many local residents.
Think about the many “tribes” that you are simultaneously a part of — i.e., Cowboy’s Fan, Christian, Junior League member, Conservative….you get the point. This universal need to belong is constant, especially to be part of something within your local community.
What if there was a simple way to discover nearby “tribes” or groups? What if you could start your own group and have like-minded individuals nearby quickly join you?
The following is then true — if people within these groups were able to communicate with each other, their would be immense value in shared information and connection with each other. In essence we’re talking about a real-time nearby tribe building capability.
“The whole basis of our civilization is communication.” — Marc Andreesen
We’ve become a culture of instant everything. Instant date (Tinder, Bumble, etc.), instant ride (Uber, Lyft, etc.), etc…but now instant network? How do we connect with the 100’s of people around us that I’m sure like some of the same things you do? How do we make this happen easily on your phone?
Building a social network is always necessary. We have FB though, we’re all set — not so fast, I would bet that at least 7 out 10 people reading this have some level of FB fatigue. Open it up on your desktop and it looks like a newspaper. Not to mention the oldest generation scouring FB and posting all those cute photos of you when you were 5!
There is a new way, and we’re betting it’s Nawkr. It is the best way to connect with people nearby. And now, it is the best way to build and connect with groups nearby as well!