‘Technology’ and ‘community’ typically conjures ideas of online forums, blogs, and chatrooms. But what about offline spaces?

By definition, a community is simply a unified body of individuals with a common characteristic, be that in a geographical location or a shared interest. Advancements in technology can facilitate the development of the latter even if all people have is the former – especially during a time when we can’t physically enjoy a combined space.

Turning to tech

During the pandemic, we’ve increasingly turned to digital solutions for everything from newsgathering to entertainment and communication. It’s easy to pigeonhole this generation as digital hermits, noses buried in phones and laptops. But these online platforms are increasingly helping us to find our offline networks too: they just look different to before.

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