Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:37
Surely forums have replaced Gardening clubs, I can get good advice 24 hours a day, I can share photos of my successes and get a variety of opinions on my failures.
The main advantages are that I can do this whenever I want, whilst eating my breakfast and without the expense of putting petrol in my car or trying to find somewhere to park. I do not have to leave the house on a icy night and worry about getting home safely.
I fully appreciate that gardening clubs have their place in some communities but for many of us forums have replaced them.
it is true that people are busy and the internet has replaced face to face contact for many, many people. I enjoy it myself and of course it is very easy and convenient. It is sad, though, if people are so self-sufficient sitting in their houses (when they get the chance) with their laptops and ipads that social networks of the face to face kind are destroyed. Cyber communities are not the same as real human contact.