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The topic of BETTER THAN IRL is very specific: finding your people on the mid-2000s internet. Maybe people see that and think, "Oh, this book isn't for me, I never had a Tumblr or a LiveJournal."
And that would be a fair assumption. But this book is about MORE than the platforms that were used and the time period they were used in.
This book is about what it takes to find your people. During any time, in any place. It's about the circumstances that allow for real human connection, and about understanding those circumstances so they can be replicated.
I want a book that describes how it felt to know there were people out there who understood you, supported you, loved you, despite maybe never meeting you face-to-face.
I think the internet still holds that potential, but we need to look closer at the details to know how we can recreate those connections. And that's what I want BETTER THAN IRL to do.
I mean, maybe we don't even use the internet, maybe we invent something else. Maybe we create new blank canvases, new frontiers. Because that's what the internet was in the mid-2000s a wild place where finding new ideas and people was paramount.
The spaces of empathy, trust, and vulnerability we had in the mid-2000s were life-changing. I want other people to be able to know how it felt. We have to explain to you how it felt. So hopefully we can figure out how to make it happen again.
So even if you don't think this book is for you, because you didn't experience this time on the internet or you think you were too young, or too old, trust me. This book IS for you. This book is for anyone who found their people, or anyone still looking. kickstarter.com/projects/katie…
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