If you look at my Facebook right now you’ll see that I have 842 friends. Now some of those people I have never met in real life, some I haven’t spoken to in years and some are people that I can share anything with without fear of judgment.
Today I had lunch with a coworker and friend Andrea with whom I have worked side-by-side with for 2.5 years. I also had lunch with a friend and former coworker, Blair, with whom I worked with for about three months this time a year ago. The funny thing is, Blair is a friend of mine, we’ve talked on the phone countless time, traded Tweets back and forth, friended each other on Facebook etc.
Today was the first time I have ever met her face-to-face. I know a good deal about her life and her mine, but until today we’ve never crossed paths.
She is a digital friend. [Read more...]