As the pandemic virus overwhelm many countries, people are starting to get used with virtual connection. But here’s a reminder about the importance of connecting with each other especially in times of crisis. 

As Paul Greiner said in a quote, “Everything that you do affects you. Who you is really important. Our actions and the actions of others are inextricably linked in an interconnected world (the only kind we have), we are always and forever in a dance of mutual influence with those with whom we participate directly and indirectly. It is the inevitable reality of being social creatures, which is only magnified by an ever increasingly complex and interwoven structure of society. We both matter. 

This time, Reddit is launching something special for people to understand more of it. They are introducing new users to their website to search for others to talk to, a “Start Talking” feature was launched on the discussion site that allows others from the same culture to communicate in small groups.

With most of the world being ordered to self-quarantine in their homes to delay Covid-19’s spread, social media designed to connect people across the globe to each other have seen significant increases in activity. Reddit is one such site, and the website was given a feature called “Begin Chatting” to encourage small group conversation and help its users have better discussions.

Since the world is being directed to self-quarantine in their homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19, social media built to link people across the globe to each other has seen major activity increases. Reddit is one such platform, and a feature called “Start Chatting” has been provided to the website in order to promote small group interaction and help its users have better discussions.

Now every subreddit, or theme group, has a button at the top of the page for this. The platform will pair them with other people from the same culture when asked, and bring them into a small group to talk together. Reddit hopes that “that this will be a great place for users to meet other like-minded people on Reddit and make new friends who share their interests.” Start Chatting started rolling out to groups yesterday – about 50% – and will start rolling out to more in the next few weeks.

It seems that Brene Brown was right when she said that connection is the energy that arises between people when they believe that they are seen, understood, and valued; when they are able to give and receive without judgment; and when they gain encouragement and power from the relationship.


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