Friends


July 31st, 2009

Don’t you think it’s interesting how twitter and facebook and whatever else is out there reflects the school yard? The way we now have ‘levels’ of friends? I suppose it’s a way to try and manage all these people we’re now connected with one way or another.

I think real friends are pretty precious. They’re not just people we met at a conference who we find interesting – they’re willing to be connected in a way that nourishes both of us.

Then there’s the phenomenon of following someone on twitter, for example, a complete stranger to begin with and over time, coming to sort of know them. I say sort of, because I’m not convinced we can really know someone well without meeting them in the flesh. But then again, I’ve been wrong about lots of other things!

On the whole, I’m pretty happy with being connected in all sorts of ways to all sorts of people – some of whom I’ve met, some I haven’t. And I still enjoy that great feeling of being with someone with whom I just click, and the way we can enjoy each other’s company without having to work at it, without having to, heavens forbid, network. Thats’ why I’ll continue to travel in all ways possible – electronic and real. Oh, and I’m still waiting for that cool George Jetson travel thingy that will make travel SO much easier!

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