Many people feel that social media is the bane of our existence, and while it may be to some extent, it is also a way to expand our worlds. Social media has allowed fandoms like TWD Family to be created and include people from all over the world. The Walking Dead universe is more than a series or a comic story; it is a fandom that has spawned a family unit that, without social media, wouldn’t be quite the same.
If you aren’t a fan of The Walking Dead, this article may not make much sense to you as you won’t understand the bond that has been created by a TV show. We all see and hear the comment, “That show’s still on?” Well, yes, or you wouldn’t see it in the headlines daily. We all know people use that comment to get us to rise up and defend what we feel is a fantastic show and fandom. Don’t take their bait!
And, yes, there are toxic people in TWD Family, but you must look beyond all that and find the good ones. Like my tribe. You know who you are, and we are a tight-knit group. And there are many other sub-groups in the family that are full of beautiful people just looking to lift others up.
The Walking Dead – social media
Today, June 30, is set aside as Social Media Day. In the early 2000’s platforms like Friendster and MySpace became mainstream. Enter in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and so on. Social Media has evolved, and we all rely on it.
In The Walking Dead universe, social media is a great place to meet others passionate about the fandom. It has also allowed fans to interact with their favorite actors, artists and others involved in the show. The pandemic put Zoom and other video communication platforms to good use, and now we utilize that more than ever, again opening up our worlds.
Nothing can replace face-to-face communication and the intimate bond it brings, but social media has its place in the modern world and TWD Family.