We gather for activities
Online communities are not only passive, indoor and sedentary – they are also active, outdoor and full of movement.
Online communities don’t just happen from the couch and behind closed doors. Even if we are not together doing things, we can still build community around the activity online.
We gather for offline activities that can be brought to life online with our online friends. One summer activity has been, for example, our stone stacking competition.
In short, the activity involves stacking stones on top of each other to form a tower. You take a picture of the stone tower and upload that picture to the app.
It is an easy activity that allows everyone to participate. For us, it is not about using the right beach stones. For us, it’s about something happening to the activity.
And that activity provides community between the members. It’s nice to feel like a part of something, and then it’s fun to see what your online friends are up to.
All year round there are various activities in the app for members. What they all have in common is that they are easy, light, fun and can be done without fancy equipment. Accessibility is the key word to create an activity we can all gather around.