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Ring launches new posting platform to sing your neighbor’s praises

Neighborhood apps can be a bit of a cutthroat, albeit often comical, corner of the internet.

However, there’s a new effort from Ring — yes, the doorbell folks — that’s giving folks a chance to sing their neighbor’s praises. 

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“Neighborly Moments” is a new section of the Ring app, which was launched this week in metro Atlanta and across the country.

The posting platform is a place to for neighbors to call out acts of kindness they see in their neighborhood, according to Ring.

“This new category will make it even easier to highlight the good things happening in your community,” Ring said in an Instagram post.

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What constitutes as a neighborly moment? Anything from clearing a driveway to securing a package when a neighbor is out of town, according to Ring.

At the heart of it, Ring says it wants to make communities safer.

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“These Neighborly Moments may seem like small gestures, such as shoveling snow in a neighbor’s driveway, but can actually be a huge help,” the company said in a press release.

Ring, which sells a lineup of video doorbells and home security devices, was founded in 2012. 

In 2018, the company was acquired by Amazon.

The company’s Neighbors app is available in the App Store and from Google Play.

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