The times we are living in is making it more and more difficult for human interaction. There are many people who feel more alone now than ever before. Especially when you put social distancing rules into play. But we have the technology, we can fix this problem. We just need to know how to build a virtual community. Luckily, there are many ways this can be done from simple and easy to more advanced online communities.
Learning how to build a virtual community is a good way to ensure that everyone keeps in touch with one another when you need it most.
Why Stay in Touch
There are many of us who are learning just how important human interaction really is. In fact, there are some studies that have shown that a lack of human interaction can have real health effects. People in these studies showcased worsening cardiovascular disease, repeat heart attacks, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, slowed healing, and more all from a lack of human interaction. There is also an effect on stress. The more we interact with each other in positive ways the less stress we experience.
How to Build a Virtual Community
There are so many tools we have at our disposal to stay in touch. Technology has made it easier than ever to contact people all around the world within an instant. The question is, what type of community do you want to build online? Many families already have a group text or internet chat that they use to stay in touch with each other no matter where they are. This is a great way to interact with other humans and lower your stress levels. But you don’t have to stick to family and you don’t have to stick to texting.
There are many chat apps you could use to build a community of people. You could use apps like Discord, WhatsApp, even Facebook to build a group chat that is filled with whoever you want. In fact, you could build multiple chats like one for your family, one for your local community, and one for friends. The best part is, many of these apps have silent features so your phone or computer isn’t dinging every other second with a new message. You could pop in when you have time to say hi and leave when you want.
Why Staying in Touch is Important
Staying in touch is a great way to talk about issues you may be struggling with. In fact, so many people are feeling like they have no one to turn to and have to deal with these things alone. But we aren’t alone. We are all hearing that we are in this together and staying in touch proves it. You can build a virtual community that is filled with people you can talk to and who can talk to you when they need it.