While the technology behind the internet and our devices is absolutely thrilling, one of the greatest elements of technology, and particularly over the past 18 months, has been its ability to bring communities together. Whether that be families over Zoom, or friends via Whatsapp, it’s shown it’s true colours and long may that continue.
But what are the best sites and apps to really embrace community spirit from the comfort of your own home? We delve into some of the best ways to get to know people, and more importantly get to know like minded people…
You may be forgiven for thinking Instagram is a rather self-serving “look at me” app for the most part. But it also provides great communities too, through the likes of hashtags and community accounts.
No matter what your interests, there are ways in which you can connect with people. Naturally, it’s especially great for photography enthusiasts. There are tons of communities across cities worldwide, where not only can you enjoy other people’s photos, but often Instagram get-togethers where groups go out and take photographs of their cities or adventures.
You may be surprised, but there’s a great sense of community in any UK bingo site. Bingo has long been a night out for friends, and it’s exactly the same online. Sites such as Robin Hood Bingo have a range of bingo games and within them all you’ll find chat rooms, where you can have a natter with other players, as well as enjoy some in-chat fun and games.
Reddit from the outset can look a little complex and not very user friendly. But it’s where you’ll find some incredible communities of people that are fans of all manner of interests. Whether it be sport, TV, film, technology, whatever, there will be Reddit folders for you to get involved and discuss thoughts with.
There are tons of perks to Reddit. What’s more, you don’t have to post straight away, you can get a feel for a thread first before posting.
Fan forums are similar, although you’ll often find them on specific sites rather than one domain. Again, no matter what your interests there will be a bustling community somewhere just waiting for you to be a part of it. It could be an amateur soccer team, it could be the Marvel universe. It’s a great way to make new friends, and then can often involve meet ups at events, sports fixtures, and conventions.