10 Things People Bond Over On The Internet

July 15, 2021

The internet enables a lot of rubbish behaviour. But thankfully, it enables good behaviour too. Sometimes, people bond over where they got that amazing pasta that slapped. Other times, they crowdfund for people in need and you’re reminded that there are some good people in this awful world… Here are 10 things people bond over on the internet.

1. The passing of a celebrity

Sometimes it’s easy to feel alone in your love for a celebrity, making it hard to deal with when they pass.But sharing fond memories of that celebrity with others on the internet who feel the same way helps you grieve.

2. Shared childhood experiences

We’ve seen people bond over the fact that we all seemingly had the same childhood. Like trying to bend water in the shower, closing the fridge slowly to see the light go off, or trying to balance the light switch between on and off. It’s also been an outlet for sharing traumatic childhood experiences.

3. Football

Over the years, it’s been great watching football with friends and family and celebrating wins and losses. But do you know how much bonding can happen when you bring that energy to the internet? A lot. That’s how much.

4. Movies/TV Shows

You will be watching a TV show at your own pace and people on “film Twitter” that have watched the entire season of 20 episodes in one night will come with their hot takes and spoilers. It sucks for us slow watchers but at least they have that small community.

5. Protesting against bad governance

If there’s one thing that is universal around the world, it’s bad governance. The internet gives people the chance to protest against it and ask people to lend their voices, if need be. 

6. Food

Personally, I think we should stop discussing food on the internet because you people eat a lot of rubbish. However,the internet lets people bond over shared tastes in nonsense food so yay!

7. Disability Visibility

Since the pandemic forced people to sit with themselves last year, more people have discovered that they are on the disability spectrum. The internet makes it easier to talk to people who validate your existence and experiences.

8.  LGBTQ+ safe spaces 

With LGBTQ+ people’s existence criminalized in many parts of the world, many members of the community have found safe spaces on the internet to freely express themselves and connect with others like them and  allies who support  and validate their existence. It’s a truly beautiful thing to observe.

9. Relationship Trauma

Just when you think that you’re the only one that got cheated on the night before your wedding and then got left at the altar, you’ll see someone with a story worse than yours. It feels good knowing you’re not alone.

10. Bullying parents

This is my favourite thing about the internet. Parents come to complain about something their kids did and people will be like “You should apologize to that child sha” or “ Our lawyers will be getting in touch since you can’t respect our president.” All in good humour of course. We love all our internet kids. 


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