Had coffee and a social media "geekout" with @geekgiant who I met on Twitter. This is the first time I’ve met up with someone from the online world but I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Over a soy mocha at Bad Ass Cafe in Ventura, CA, we waxed poetic on old business models and the current state of social media.
I knew about a conference he attended a few weeks ago, about the consulting he had done, and that he is from Ventura County.
Is that strange?
From my Twitter feed he could have known that I recently panicked several people by insinuating that we were being invaded by aliens (click here for video evidence), that my dog Ivory tried to mount said alien ship, and that I probably still had some delicious posole in my fridge.
That’s intimate information. Think about it. How many dates did it take us to realize that our significant other likes sauce on the side and can’t stand the smell of mushrooms? Now we can search someone’s social network feed and glean those types of details in a moment.
I’ve found that it’s way easier to be social online than in real life, so I guess that’s why I’m getting into social media. I work from home, play with my doggies, pamper my wife, then connect to people across the globe. Pretty cool…but a little strange.