The magic of the internet is that it is POSSIBLE to talk to anyone on nearly any part of the planet. Not actually trying to talk to the whole planet.
@kelbot the real magic is finding out the person you have been typing with for several months, is living only a short bike ride away. xD
@FiXato Did this actually happen to you?
@kelbot sort of, yes. :)
I used to be quite active on an #IRC server, and did a periodic webradio thing. One of the people in the chatroom who listened in to the show every now and then had some pointers as she does radio for a regional radio station and started out on one of those pirate radio ships. :)
Anyway, we got talking and it turned out she basically lived across the canal from where I lived, so I joined her as a sidekick a couple of times when she went to the regional station, and later on frequent #Ingress trips too. Several years later and we are still friends. :)
A social network for the 19A0s.