Tech and friendship go hand in hand, like avocado and toast or free Costco samples and me on a Sunday afternoon. Innovations in this space have allowed for bicoastal friends to keep in touch or for transplants to find friends in a new city. On Hey! Vina, a swipe right could mean meeting your future maid-of-honor or your next co-founder. In terms of creating a digital space for BFFs, YouTube is also a go-to channel to broadcast your friendship.
By browsing hours of videos from YouTube’s most famous friends (my job is the best), I learned a few important insights about friendship in a digital world. Here are three ways to use tech to keep your friendship 💯:
DOCUMENT YOUR ADVENTURES TOGETHER: TO THE 9S – CASSIE & RICCI
Don’t be shy! Brag about the things that you love to do together. Do it creatively – chase down your city’s best wall art, and remember that laughter is the best soundtrack to your video. To The 9s’ Cassie and Ricci show us that sharing your favorite activities on your social channels can be a way to say that your friendship is here to stay.
TEACH OTHERS TOGETHER: THE SORRY GIRLS – KELSEY & BECKY
Share common passions? Collaborate together to teach an online community how to make/do/say anything. If two heads are better than one, two crafty friends – like Kelsey and Becky – can teach anyone how to make a DIY puppy tent or another glass terrarium (even people who have multiple Pinterest Fails under their belts like me).
CELEBRATE YOUR DIFFERENCES TOGETHER: THE FASHION CITIZEN – STEPH & MELISSA
Even twins Steph and Melissa know the importance of being individuals and celebrating each other’s differences in any friendship. The Fashion Citizen videos are dreamy mashups of this BFF duo’s varying fashion POVs and personal anecdotes. While the world might see your friendship as a two for one deal, creating a separate digital presence is how you can define your connection as exponentially special.
(Featured image via @tess_and_sarah)