Online facilitators are those that exist in the online space, yet act to facilitate greater person to person interaction, such as networking platforms or Facebook Groups that organize social events and gatherings. These groups facilitate the sharing of dialogue across the online space with the intention of encouraging greater social interaction or active engagement among its members. While there is no cost typically associated with joining such groups, users are usually required to be online members or even paid members of a particular group or club, and the space is monitored by administrators. The online tool in this instance can be used to support different groups to engage with other members of their neighbourhood or community by increasing their visibility and exposure, highlighting upcoming events, facilitating gatherings or even providing support in times of need.
Neighbours helping Neighbours SA, 100 Hearts, NextDoor, Adelaide-Dive Buddies, The Neighbourhood Care Project group, the Buy Nothing Project, Plant Drop S.A, etc.