The other day I was at an event about changes going on in education. A relatively strong focus was put on how digital tools change the way we learn and teach. During the break, I walked up to a person and asked, “Are you Raphael?” Immediately, he said “Yes, I am.” Then I said, “We follow each other on Twitter. I am Frank, hello. It’s nice to meet you.”
During our great conversation, we quickly agreed that more and more people connect this way. First, we follow people online, for example on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. And one day, when we are at an event, in a supermarket / shop and/or simply on our way from a to b, we bump into people we follow on social media.
It struck me that just a few years ago, it was the other way around. You met someone at an event or somewhere else. And then, in a second step, you connected on the Internet / on social media.
Amazing how digital is changing how we live our lives. What do you think?