Internet has not only given us access to information, but it also is apart of the building blocks that create unique communities. Everyone has some type of virtual community they relate to, whether it be a Meetup group, friends from an online game, or perhaps contacts on Twitter and Facebook groups. At some point in our lives, we realize that being alone isn’t the way to go about things; everybody needs a social network, a sense of community.
Nowadays a sense of community is a mainly virtually based (except for actual Meetups and real life face-to-face meetings,) but 29-year-old Joseph Garner felt as though the “true” sense of community was still missing. So what did he do about it? Well, he decided to hit the road with only his laptop, a toothbrush, no money, and a cell phone with an empty contact list. So how on earth would he survive? Craigslist.
With the funding of executive producer Zach Galifianakis, Craigslist Joe is an indie documentary that follows Garner across town as he survives only by using Craigslist. Ranging from finding places to sleep, food to eat, odd jobs, and more, Garner relies on Craigslist for essentially everything needed in order to survive day to day.
The trailer for the documentary is quite intriguing. I couldn’t imagine having to live my life entirely off the means of Craigslist. I mean, sure, I’ve used CL to sell things, buy things, find apartments, and jobs, but I couldn’t even begin to think of what it would be like to rely on it for everything.
Think it would be easy to find a sense of community and live entirely off Craigslist? Well then, check out the trailer for Craigslist Joe and see for yourself…endless possibilities.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com