0206: /aa


AA on your phone

Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people recover from addiction since 1935.  Coming together and sharing your story with others can have a powerful effect.  Unfortunately there is no AA app to do that.  There are AA apps that go over the 12 Steps and provide other teachings and encouragement, but the social part is still left to the in-person meetings.  This works for some, but not for others, especially when you can’t wait for the next meeting.

That’s why AA participants have taken to the local web and created their own online meeting space at localweb.is/aa.  When you share there or even just read other’s stories, it’s from people around you, within a few miles.  You might see them at the next meeting, but for now, they are on your phone.

The local web uses contextual identities, which means you can have a different identity for each “slash”.  This is important in a scenario like AA when you want to remain anonymous but still have the opportunity to build relationships.  In /aa you can be John Doe, and in the school /pta slash, you can be your real name, and never the two shall mix.

We are building the local web and sharing a new way to use it each day.

Signup at localweb.is

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