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.

We talk about the value of networking, but let’s be clear: We’re not talking about the old days, where you’d go to a cocktail mixer with a pocketful of business cards that you’d lob at passersby like a ninja hurling stars at victims.