I connect, I think, more easily (readily? willingly?) to places than I do to people, and I find that a common landscape is a much better means for meeting people in my tribe than is anything else; landscape presents an opportunity for connection; it's the catalyst. So often those connections are born out of some temporary situation, but because of that circumstance, the connection isn't forced or artificial. There is no small-talk, no social media, no 'social' anything. Just joy and circumstance, presence and reality.
That connection, in other words, doesn't need to be maintained, upheld, or last beyond its natural life. It just is.
There is no 'liking' of photos of status-of-the-day,
there is only the life of the moment.