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  • Small British towns keep community alive online
  • Small British towns keep community alive online
    Buckingham: what matters to you (2017) ©
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Small British towns keep community alive online

Over half of the town of Buckingham is in a single Facebook group, with the platform used as a contemporary bulletin board for local news, concerns, and experiences. Despite the internet’s promise of globalisation, rural communities are using digital tools to become even more localised.

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