Is There Community on the Internet

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Allison Lewis


Section 12

Is There Community On The Internet

Internet: a vast computer network linking other smaller computer networks worldwide. That is the official definition but can it also be known for linking people to other people? This essay will address how community is formed on the Internet, using the smartphone app, Holymolies. Community does exist on the Internet, specifically in Holymolies, because it has a diverse group of people that form together to achieve a goal, with a sense of necessity and support for each other through daily bible verses.

Available on all smartphones, is an app called Holymolies. This app is designed to give users a bible verse each day. It is a free app, when you download it you simply create a username and you are set! You open the app and displayed is a short bible verse that changes everyday. There are three options for what you can do on this app.

You can press a button called "AMEN!" that simply shows you liked the bible verse. You can click on the heart logo that gives you the option to email the verse, share on Facebook, tweet the verse or help a Holymolie. Helping a Holymolie is where you read a life story about a certain person dealing with something tragic in their life, like cancer, you have the option to give money and contact them. The last and most important thing you can do is comment. Underneath the bible verse is the comment section where you can leave your thoughts on the verse, ask for a prayer request or just say what's on your mind. With this a community has been created.

When users view the comments underneath the bible verse, they notice that there is a family and spirit...