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Something I’ve been really pondering lately is how should I greet a close twitter friend for the first time in person?
This hasn’t happened to me yet — meeting someone completely over Twitter and then bumping into them in the real world — but I know it’s bound to happen.
Now, I’ve had a few relationships transpire through Twitter and then we followed up over email and phone conversations and that was a bit easier to transition in person. But I’ve never encountered a “I know you just on Twitter” colleague in person yet.
So if you’ve been tweeting back and forth with someone for over a year now, really connecting through business thought and interesting feedback, maybe even some friendly banter and jokes back and forth…how do you greet one another in person for the first time?
How about the “Keep your distance – all arms hug”? Would we pull out our “Secret Special Handshake?” Or maybe a just old fashioned handshake…I don’t know.
How do you or have you greeted “tweeps” for the first time face-to-face?
What do you think? If I met you in person, how would we greet one another?