Online communities are a growing trend for a variety of reasons. People want to feel connected.
Why have your own community? To have something unique and to be a leader. SPAM is a big problem on the mass social media platforms. These include bots, no privacy, unrelated advertising, and even explicit material.
What about existing social media platforms? You are the product for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. They make money of you, the content you upload and make you watch irrelevant ads. Pick your space and own it, it is about the relationships you build through your own platform that counts.
There is an unlimited amount of communities waiting to be created. You can help connect them! Years from now people you connected will talk about the first time they met, online or not.
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