What have been the most effective ways that you have connected with or communicated with other anarchists, anarchist projects and new ideas within the broader anarchist space? Once upon the time it was correspondence, publications, and social events like book fairs and gatherings. While these things still happen, increasingly it seems anarchists largely engage via the internet through sites like this one, or IGD, and podcasts that are often associated with those websites.
It would be easy to bemoan the loss of face to face interaction, and the intentionality of the published word to the either one-sided nature of many news sites (comments not allowed) or the cacophony of the troll army, but I am unconvinced that one forum is better than the others. While some of this is about how we each individually absorb information best, I think there are also some particulars to anarchist ideas that influence what works and what doesn’t, though I am unsure how to describe those particulars, so I guess additionally, what are challenges to engaging with new anarchists, projects and ideas?