There are social networks for nearly everything these days, not just for friends, but specific communities for restaurant reviews, photos, the list goes on and on. It’s been incredible to see the power of these networks, how integrated they have become in our daily lives.
Keeping in mind how much we all rely on social networks these days, why is it that when we look for help with a specific issue, they cease being social networks and become support groups? We can share our entire lives with friends and acquaintances we hardly know, but when we dig for something deeper, we are ashamed? How is LinkedIn not a support group for job seekers? It is, and it is so much more than that, but we call it a social network and poof, the stigma behind such a help-based community is lifted.
As we build out this site and become engrained in the lives of our users, we are hoping to bypass this pattern completely. We are truly striving to build a robust social network, a community where people can share and contribute freely, and be proud to do so. There are so many incredible stories & experiences that we want you to share, tales of overcoming hardships and success when odds were not in your favor. Your stories will inspire, your input will teach others….if that is not a social network, than I don’t know what is.