There are heaps of people who don’t “get” the social aspect of the internet.
I hear a lot of “why would you bother?” and “how do you know they aren’t paedophiles?” and “I have better things to do with my time”. Which sucks cause I’m getting braver with “evangelising” about how awesome the internet is for friendships.
I’m quite good at it really, I’ve been making friends on the ‘net since 1999. And sure, there are some… interesting people out there, I’m yet to have such a negative experience that it’s turned me into a hermit.
In fact, it’s the complete opposite. I’ve had so many positive experiences that it gets me out more often.
This weekend, for example.
I went to a curvy girls clothes swap on Saturday (more about that in another post, once I recover from the hangover!)
I went to the new Tempe Ikea and we ran around like naughty kids.
I Skyped with my beloved European girls, who I haven’t seen in four years.
I had a brilliant weekend, all because I have fabulous friends who I met through a series of tubes.