Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friends across the net

Several years ago Vic and I became friends with Deb and Lori on Myspace. We left comments on each others walls and followed each others lives through the pictures and blogs that were posted. We later moved them over to facebook and became even closer thru moves across the country, job changes, new pets and so on.

This past week we had the opportunity to actually meet in person when they came to Siesta Key and stayed in one of our rental properties, and the impact of how much you learn about people from social media really hit home. It was as if we had known each other for years and we had such a great time!  We already knew what picture "whores" we all were from the thousands of photos we've shared online so it was no surprise when the cameras and phones came out and pictures started appearing on facebook and twitter. Our night out to dinner was great but I think we laughed even harder once we got home and started reading all the comments on facebook about our photos!

Here are a few from our night at Sharkys in Venice..



Mommy's Paradise said...

I never made the experience of actually meeting a 'social media friend' and don't have a pen friend I've never met before, but I definitely believe when you share so many things recorded in photos and written thoughts you get to know someone very good. Looks you guys had a blast. Good for you and keep up the friendship.