On the meaning of friendship…

I’ve been thinking a great deal about friendship recently.
And how it is defined in a world where online and offline blur.

So I’m about to start an experiment in Facebook.
Where I delete my account.

Not because I disagree with Facebook, but because I need to get better at staying in touch with people.

For someone like me (introvert, struggles with face to face interaction with people, brilliant at creating loose networks but bad at building real relationships), Facebook creates the illusion of connectivity without actual connection.

This isn’t about social isolation, but meaningful social interaction.

Let’s see what happens.
I’ll share my discoveries here.
Or with you, face to face, over a cup of coffee.

April 18, 2014: One week after leaving Facebook

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