@weltsnake difficult to answer for a radio amateur! I know many people who have friends who they speak to often on the air for many years, but never meet irl, but it still seems to be an irl friendship?
ahh i do want to meet mastodon people in IRL!
The reason I love this place is seems like the people who come here actually give a shit, are naturally curious, are very accepting and are willing to try things off the beaten path.
One day I hope this place becomes so popular that it doesn't select for these types of people, but there is a wonderful luxury to being part of the fediverse NOW before that happens since right now it does generally select for those types of people.
@Alonealastalovedalongthe I really agree wit this. I'm always happy to see Mastodon and the Fediverse in general grow but if I extrapolate it to what something like the birdsite is I get scared and therefore I try to enjoy this place as much as possible.
Also same, I too want to meet Fediverse people IRL
@weltsnake Someone I first found on another website but also has a Mastodon account.I guess this counts as Yes?
@weltsnake uh, mostly? I randomly saw someone that I didn't know post a picture of a road junction that I instantly recognised as being about 1 km away from my house, so I IM'd them and we arranged to meet up. we don't talk much but I think we can be called friends
@cadence Ooh that's really cool! I actually wished something like that would happen to me but living in a really small town reduces that chance significantly.
But I'm glad you have that cool story :)
@weltsnake I live in new zealand which is the smallest and least represented country, so yeah, I never thought it would happen to me either
@weltsnake na. This is mostly because 2020 simply didn't allow for meatspace meetings so far 😞
It happened elsewhere before tho 😀
@weltsnake You didn't allow for a "not yet" option. ;-) Email, livejournal/blogging, other social media, yes I have become friends IRL after electronically becoming friends. But it takes a while for me.
@naga How dares this pandemic to stand in the way of friendship! I'll sue lol
But for real though I'm glad you still met, hopefully you're still in contact
@weltsnake Sort of... I've met up with 2 people (technically 3, but one was a BOGOF). The two I've spoken to, but not seen physically since, and the second is a bit more complicated but hopefully the answer will be a definate yes in about 2 months I guess.
@weltsnake I would love to meet many of my internet friends (whether or not I met them on here) though I'm shy/socially anxious so it would probably be me cowering while they try to convince me they're not gonna attack me.
Some IRL people know I use masto, but I do not tell them my username or instance, because while I want to meet my internet friends physically, I do not want to meet my physical friends on the internet if that makes sense?
@lapis wait are you me? I would also love to befriend more people here that I could also see IRL but I'm very shy and socially anxious. Even though it's something easy it feels like a big undertaking for me, wtf lol
Oh and yeah it makes perfect sense, just 3 of my IRL friends know I'm on Mastodon but I never tell them my username
But seriously, are you me?😂
@weltsnake Shhhh, don't let anyone know about your sockpuppet elekk account
HAVE I EVER MENTIONED HOW COOL YOU ARE????????
@weltsnake I think most people prefer the text on the screen version of me above the real life life version of me.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!