Ashamed of your toes? Passionate about hamsters? There are others who feel just the same. All you have to do is find them…

Read enough stories about the internet and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s main function is teenage bullying, criminal grooming and trolling public figures. But the internet also helps us find people like us, people you can’t spot on the bus, like never before. Before finding my own tribe in 2013, I was sad and broke, having traded my life savings for an apparently useless journalism MA.

Unemployment is lonely. There were a million of us at the time, but career advice distances you from people going through the same thing: you’re meant to stand out, beat the competition, get a billboard CV. Since there was no community, I decided to start one: an anonymous blog called How To Be Jobless.

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