As it turns out, my editor lives only fifteen minutes from my parents, and my author friend is good friends with one of my neighbors. Small world, eh? Not really. Without Facebook and social networking, I never would have met either of these people.
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Twenty-Six years ago when I was a junior in college (ugh - I'm old!) I travelled to London as a study-abroad student. I didn't know a soul over there. I didn't even know a single person on my program. Today, if I were to make that trip again, I would have friends in London I could immediately contact. In fact, I'd have friends to meet up with in almost every city I visited as a student back in 1988. Not because I'm 40+ and have had years to develop these friendships, but because of the people I've met on Facebook and other social networks over the past few years. People I consider to be friends, even though I've never actually "met" them.
I hope that I can continue to meet up with more of the people I interact with regularly - I don't get to travel as much as I used to, but don't be surprised if one day, I show up at your door (Okay - I'll message you first, I promise!)
xo ~ Karen