This week, however, I think I have had a chance to really make one of my connections become real in a different sense.
Through my connections I’ve made on Twitter and face-to-face connections I met at SXSW interactive earlier this year, I received a desperate call earlier this week from Jane Quiqley, one of our past Friday Morning Live speakers at Bulldog Solutions, asking if I could go and help “run” an event here in Austin that’s being broadcast to another convention in San Francisco tomorrow.
Two conferences: http://www.netrootsnation.org/ and http://www.blogher.com/blogher_conference/conf
and one of my coworkers and I will be there to make sure they connect via http://www.oovoo.com/.
This is the panel in particular: http://www.netrootsnation.org/node/867
And today’s New York Times article on the event: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/16/us/politics/16web-seelye.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
I think it’s pretty nifty that some of my online connections feel good enough about me that they trust me and our team to help them when they're in a pinch. Good stuff.