URL friends

This internet world is a crazy place. In my experience, Facebook has been a way to connect and reconnect with family and friends from a long time ago as well as new friends. But twitter, twitter is a whole different world.

Twitter connects people with like interests who may or may not ever meet in person. Twitter is like Facebook on crack. Faster, bigger, crazier. And a lot of people don’t get it. Don’t like it. Don’t want anything to do with it.

I get that. I tried it earlier this year and always felt like I was talking to an empty room. If I kept blathering on and no one was around to hear me, did it matter what I said?

It does.

The friendships that are formed on Twitter are real. I have cried tears for people who I have never met in real life. I have cried tears for someone I only met once across a very crowded room.

I have witnessed the outpouring of love and support that these URL (and many IRL) friends have for each other. I consider myself lucky to have stumbled upon them. And a better person for having known them.

And now, I would really like for @AnissaMayhew to wake up and hug her husband and her children. They need her to. And then she can get back to making us laugh.every.single.day.

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One response to “URL friends

  1. You know, I had not heard of Anissa until yesterday. I have been amazed by the outpouring of support from Twitter and bloggers. It has been incredible. She certainly has a lot of people storming heaven with prayers on her behalf. Even people like me who only heard her name yesterday.

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