When I moved to Jeløya in the summer of 2020, it seemed like an impossible task to get to know anyone in my new neighbourhood full of an eclectic mix of sprawling single-family villas, shared dwellings, townhouses, and apartment blocks. I had a newborn and the pandemic was in full effect.
So naturally, I set up on an alert on Finn. Soon I was following everything that was sold or given away within a 1000m radius of my new home. I have now met my neighbours in parks, backyards, living rooms and studios. An interconnected web of non-traditional commerce, made possible through an app that is now vocally betting against personal connections and "småprat" (small talk).