In the span of days I met three Internet slash blog friends that I've been chatting with for more than a year. What's awesome(r) is that these three people met each other in person just a couple of months ago too!
I remember back when I first started gathering friends from the Internet and people thought it was funny that I had friends I'd never met. And in 2002 non-Internet friends were afraid for me if I said I was meeting message board friends in person. Now it's just the way the world is with the rise of social media. Gosh, I love the Internet!