Strangers When We Meet
April 29, 2000 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Strangers When We Meet There are no fewer than a dozen bloggeurs in Toronto, and four of us got together f2f on Saturday the 29th, experiencing a climate change from summer to autumn in the space of three hours. Always slightly alien to meet online friends in person, but it worked well. (Subject line is a Smithereens quote for which I can find no online lyrics – good copyright policing, that. "Please don't look my way when you see me on the street. We will still be strangers when we meet." Not anymore, bien entendu.)
posted by joeclark (2 comments total)
We had a nice dinner meeting here in Chicago, and some of us are trying again next Sunday. Maybe we should try a lunch, too.
posted by dhartung at 8:29 PM on April 29, 2000

I can see that sometimes such an event, a f2f, could go horribly wrong, leading to stalkings and other terrorism, but far more often I think that these are a good idea. Making a connection to someone online is a great way to meet someone, but the connection is elusive and ephemeral compared to the solidity of a handshake and the sound of a voice in your head as you read their email.
posted by Willy-Yam at 8:28 AM on May 1, 2000

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