22nd April 2012
Link reblogged from The Last Great Pool Party with 13 notes
Julia’s love letter to the people she’s known online has come at just the perfect time for me, as I’ve used a lot of mental energy recently thinking (fondly!) about the people I know because of the internet and solely on the internet.
I know most of my close friends now because we either met online (Decemberists’ message board, Dumbrella, Tarck, Tumblr!) or met because of friends I had met online. For example: I met Michael, my beau, at a Mountain Goats concert. He was brought by Adam, who he knew from a message board, and I was brought by Jon, who I knew from the Decemberists’ forum. Jon and I were accompanied by people we knew from a third message board. It’s wild.
My entire adult life has been built around the internet and I’m perfectly pleased with that.