I have tons of friends, but I realize that I have tons of friends that I don’t know. You know what I mean? Friends that I’ve met online and have never met or seen in the flesh. I follow their blog. I follow their tweets. I don’t even remember how I met them. It helps that it was a focus of my research. I have talked to people online that have helped me with my dissertation. I know people and some of the stuff going on in their lives because of new media online, but I’ve never met them.
How about you? Do you have friends that you don’t know? Twitter and Facebook just makes that much easier these days. The modern day pen pals, but you don’t have to wait so long to get a reply. Maybe you’re on of my friends that “I don’t know.”