Social Media is creating Real Friendships:
A Case Study in Quidditch
My name is Jackson Berg and I'm a beater for the Provo Nightfuries Quidditch team. No you are not dreaming I actually said Quidditch. Yeah like from Harry Potter. I believe social media and other digital tools aren't ruining interpersonal relationships; they're actually facilitating the creation of new interpersonal relationships and strengthening existing ones.
|Captains Meeting at a Utah wide Tournament|
|Friends on and off the pitch|
|Team Crowdfunding advertised on Facebook.|
raise money and further connect those interested.
|Volunteer form for Clash of the Wasatch Tournament|
I'm not saying that Quidditch ,or most anything we do on social media for that matter, will have the world changing impact of William Wilberforce and his friends. I am saying, however, that the social medial and digital tools are creating an impact on our interpersonal relationships. An impact that I argue is for for better. It connects people in an individual way to other people with similar interests and yes it may even help you be more social.