The threat of online censorship is a real and growing concern for our freedom of speech and association. In the past, people primarily connected through their local communities, such as clubs and organizations, to share common principles and goals.
However, with the advent of the Internet, in-person social networking has been replaced by online networking. The Internet provided a new and convenient tool for connection and communication.
Although the Internet has brought many positive changes to society, it has also had some negative effects. It has diminished the sense of community and replaced organic conversations with digital interactions.
In today’s hyper-connected world, many people feel disconnected from each other, including Bitcoin enthusiasts. Bitcoin changes the way individuals view the world and makes it difficult to relate to popular culture or casual conversations. This sense of isolation is why many Bitcoiners seek online communities for connection.
While online communities are valuable, they cannot fully replace face-to-face interactions. Physical communities are essential for the long-term success of Bitcoin. Being an online-only community makes the movement susceptible to control, division, surveillance, and conquer. Connecting with other Bitcoiners locally is vital, especially with the potential threats of hyperinflation and digital censorship.
The social layer of Bitcoin is crucial in building a censorship-resistant community. Centralized platforms, like Twitter, have limitations and are subject to increasing censorship. Freedom tech platforms like Nostr offer a decentralized alternative to avoid censorship. The Orange Pill App is an excellent tool for building the social layer of Bitcoin in local communities.
The government cannot prevent you from discussing Bitcoin with others in real life. Local connections create friendships, partnerships, and strengthen the Bitcoin community. The Orange Pill App provides an opportunity to meet and connect with fellow Bitcoiners in your area.
Create a strong social network and keep loneliness at bay with the Orange Pill App. Sign up today and start making connections.
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This is a guest post by Robert Hall. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.