Social Networking and Me

Date March 17, 2008

Recently I was talking to my brother. I asked him if he had a Facebook account. His response was as follows:

Social Networking.. Blahhhh. I like meeting people the old fashion way. “Hey you, come over here. I wanna talk to you.”

I guess I’m not doing my sisterly job very well. I’ll work on that. The whole point behind social networking is to be more social. You get the opportunity to connect and network with people that you likely may not have stumbled across in the physical realm. Once you make those connections through social networking, it provides an easier means of which to make the connection in your personal space.

Heck, you may not even need to meet face-to-face. I have a number of clients that I have never physically met. I’ve communicated with them through the social networking sites, chat programs and video sites. Some of my connections aren’t necessarily clients, but are colleagues and even friends. I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of them in person as a result of the relationship we’ve formed through the social networking that my brother blahed at earlier.

I have made some great friends, connected with old friends, networked with connections of my connections, created business relationships, negotiated ideas, have held and been the subject of interviews and meetings all as a result of this social networking.

What has social networking done for you?

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