Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
I was surprised at the amount of in-person connectivity that occurs as a result of meeting people through the Internet. In comments attached to a previous posting, Community, Sharon mentions meeting her significant other online and Medley talks about meeting her husband through their mutual weblogs.
Something about meeting through the mind first rather than the normal route – meeting people face to face first – seems to make a stronger bond.
So much of what we are is communicated through our expressions, the looks in our eyes, the movement of our hands; stripping this away to letters on a screen and still being able to connect to people that strongly blows me away. I wonder how many webloggers have met their true love and closest friends online?
And if we don’t connect physically, will the friendships fade in time?