Cyber friends to 'real' friends

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Cyber friends to 'real' friends
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Wed, 07-02-2003 - 11:19pm
I'm tickled pink that our very own savcal (aka Hollie) will be visiting over the weekend.

What cyber friends have you had the pleasure of meeting and/or who would you like to meet?

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Avatar for cindytree
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 07-02-2003 - 11:28pm
Two of my best friends are women I met online. One lives in Washington and one in Nevada.

I met one here at iVillage when I was Community Leader at the Journaling for Writers board (which I started) at the Readers and Writers Channel. We started emailing and had a lot in common. Now we write letters, exchange photos, send each other birthday and Christmas gifts, etc. We haven't met in person but hope to some day.

The other friend I met at a website message board and chat for people struggling with panic disorder. (I got panic disorder three years ago and am pretty much over it now but really needed to connect with others going through the same thing at the time.) She and I hit it off and like the other friend, started emailing and now we are great friends. We talk on the phone, share family photos, and encourage each other on raising teens. We also hope to meet in person someday. Hubby and I are talking about taking a trip out west and visiting her and her family.

Cindy

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 12:35am
A couple of years ago, I met millimom and skyee (only the long-time boardies will remember them, most likely). We had a blast, and they were both *exactly* like they were on the boards.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 6:04am
I have met Jorvia. And a long time ago I met a woman who posted on this board but we lost touch and she no longer posts here. And while I haven't met her in person, Sus and I chat on a regular basis. I've also met a woman who posts on the Jewish board.

outside_the_box_mom

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 9:00am
Long time posters will remember sarah1klein. She and I have met many times; in fact, she and her family will be among the people at our house tomorrow for the 4th.

I have also met jascat, and we are planning a get-together soon for a group from the now-relocated "Atheist Families" message board from ivillage. In fact, a group of us from ivillage became close enough that we formed our own private website.

I've also talked to Jorvia on the phone a few times--she actually gave me legal advice for a problem I had last year.

And I've talked on the phone with toora, majungod and death_by_choc.

Probably only long-time ivillage types will remember any of those guys (except jorvia, obviously).

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 9:04am
Oooooh, millimom would be a blast to meet .. as would newman.

Hollie

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 10:18am
One of my closest friends is a guy who I met on the single parent's board. He & his son (who's about a year younger than Joel) live 435 miles from here, but we talk on the phone constantly and Joel and I visited them for a weekend last summer. There are pictures from our visit on my website on the "Stuff We've Done" page (http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1we4r/id6.html) We had a great time with them.

I've also met one other poster from the single parents board. Her son is a couple months younger than Joel and we've met twice.

I've never met anyone from here, but I'd like to meet everyone!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 11:51am
I haven't met anyone--but I'd love to meet all of you! NT


Avatar for 1969jets
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-03-2003 - 3:18pm
I haven't met any of you folks, but would love to meet any of you. If you are ever in S. Florida let me know.

Jenna

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Fri, 07-04-2003 - 12:19am
Oh, if you see this in time, tell sarah hi for me, and that I'm thinking of her.

And tell toora to get herself over to M&V debate, lol!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-04-2003 - 8:30am
I had a chance to meet a cyber friend once but didn't. With the talks I give my DDs about cyber safety and not really knowing who it is you are talking about I didn't think that it would be a good example to show. I didn't want then to think that if it is ok for mom to meet someone that she meet on line it is ok for me also.

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