[🇨🇦] More Questions for Fellow Listers who aren't from the U.S
Inspired by @Lisa_Fav for the International List Alliance 🤘🏾
- 1.What are we doing here?I think of this app as an alternative to most (if not all other) social media sites/apps. I don't connect with people I don't know on the Internet and I'm sure there are various ways do so but this app helps share people's personalities perhaps better than anywhere else. You can get opinions and information everywhere but I think you're getting more of 'the user' on this app than any other site/app.
- 2.Why did you join?I've mentioned before that I had seen a post on @bjnovak Instagram, which is weird of me to even follow someone I don't know (I will follow design, photography or lifestyle accounts for their pretty picture but rarely celebrities). My Instagram is theshome by the way, if so inclined.
- 3.Why did you stay?If it wasn't for other Li.st members being supportive with me and with others I would have probably gotten bored and left. I don't stick around on sites/apps for long. The app provides me with a rare opportunity to be honest yet anonymous, which is just about all I can handle for the moment. The day someone I know joins will be it for me.
- 4.How do you feel about Li.st Prime Time?I'm in the eastern standard time zone so I didn't even think there was one. There are nights I'm awake and wished there were more activity on the app.
- 5.If you do not come from an English speaking country do you miss writing in your native language.I sadly only know English and I'm prone to typos and poor sentence structure. My bilingual friends are probably better at English than I am at times. I can see how your participation in the app may be different if there were people who would be able to engage in another language. I may not be able to enjoy those lists, but not all lists are for me.
- 6.Do you feel America is America-centric?Sure. I don't think that's a bad thing, though. I have mentioned my own struggles with understanding and supporting nationalism. I do think it's an amazing feeling to be proud of where you're from but it can be limiting if you don't see the value in critically evaluating yourself/your country. I'm pretty Canadian-centric and Trinidadian-centric too.
- 7.Do you feel that li.st is too L.A. centric?I think the demographics of users are probably mostly from L.A., which is probably why it appears to be L.A centric. I don't feel the app actively promotes a regional identity, I think the individual listers who list about where they are from and their lives are may make it seem more L.A than it really is.
- 8.Did you have someone make a comment when you've expressed an opinion on America?No, not yet, but I do self-censor. I want to yell and scream a lot more especially with issues such as Black Lives Matter and the election but I am an observer and I try to respect the fact that there are many intricacies that I am not privy to and perhaps my opinion isn't needed. I do like good-natured joshing with my American friends and hope they know it comes from a place of love. And I hope they also know that I'm a bit a of jerk at times.
- 9.Are we tourists on li.st."We" as in non-Americans are not, in my opinion. I think this app is richer for having listers from around the globe. I do think we need more representation (not only linguistically or internationally) but I think that will come as the app grows. Personally I always feel a certain amount of disconnect in real and online interactions, but this app has made me feel less of that.