I want to meet some of the people I follow (here, tumblr, twitter) in real life. You all seem like very interesting people that can hold good conversations and just have fun. But then again, that is not guaranteed. In my communication theories class, we discussed computer-mediated communication (CMC) vs. face-to-face communication (FTF). People tend to present themselves differently on CMC than the reality which is presented in FTF. Computer-mediated text include text messages, emails, instant messaging, websites, video chat, etc. I actually know a lot of people that express themselves much more on Twitter than they ever would in real life. Social networking sites definitely seem like they disable people from creating real friendships; individuals of my generation lack interpersonal skills.
Have you seen this in action? Do you prefer CMC over FTF? General thoughts?