@arteteco I find that distinction artificial. For me it's always both on and offline. I have started spending more time meeting people f2f after connecting online. The core of my professional peer network and friends made after univ is from online meetings 2002-2005 catalysed by seeking them out on conferences
@arteteco I think that 'text and online only' really isn't all that realistic a scenario anymore, unlike in the late 80s when my online interaction was usenet and telnet chat sessions. Although text based things like blogs over man years do by neccisity give a full picture of someone ( https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/08/your-blog-is-your-avatar/ ). So no, I don't have made friends fully online, but yes my international network of dear friends did start out online, and then we made efforts to meet, collaborate etc over many years
@ton I hear what you say. I may start online, and then go for meeting in person, at least a few times to pur things into a better perspective.
Thanks mate, this helped!
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