So I was inspired to start a separate discussion on this topic after it came up over here. What are your feelings about meeting people online? Chatting? Meeting up "IRL"? Do you consider online friends in the same way you do people that you met face-to-face the first time? How much of this is generational or regional? Inquiring minds want to know... ETA: Yes, I'm referring to meeting people for the first time, online. Sorry if that was unclear!