The importance of live interaction/networking seems to be trending all over the connected world.
I have noticed, while moving around I rely online communication. However, I have got the best of the networking in the real space and time.
Communicating through the Web is supposed to make the networking easier,
and it is a great conversation starter, however most things happen in real life after you take the conversation into the real space and time.
Is it old school?
I guess not. One of the reasons why real live interaction still plays an important role
is that we still have real bodies in real time and space. Our brain works differently and we behave differently while surrounded by others.
So real life communication offers the possibility to process quickly process the information
which is rather compressed or non existent while communicating through the Web.
Would you hire anyone to work for your company over an online application without meeting this person at all unless the work is to be done over the Internet?
Ever tried to make an eye contact while conferencing through Skype?
Cant you tell if the person is following your ideas just by a quick glance at his or her eyes?
Edgeryders can efficiently communicate online, but there is a real life event to come very soon. The most of our shared ideas, conversations, experiences, we are going to get in real time and space. I can bet on it.
Few examples of combining online and real life interaction/communication initiatives:
Please, add more you know any.