March 2020 brought to the world a scenario we only imagined possible in dystopian novels. Once bustling cities and towns were desolate. In contrast the highways and byways of the internet were completely congested with people grasping for human connection and internet friends became more important than ever.nbsp.
Since then there have been countless discussions about how people have fared with keeping in touch with others during the COVID-19 pandemic like how families have endured while being separated by continents without the option to travel and how once solid friendships have waxed and waned without brunches and cocktail hours.nbsp.
However the internet has served more like a proverbial town square than ever before with many having found themselves using online spaces to create and cultivate internet friends more over the last year and a half than ever before. As the country starts hesitantly opening the looming question overall is what will these online relationships look like when COVID-19 is no morenbsp.