For those of you on Facebook: how many of your “friends” are actually your friends in real life? How many do you actually speak to or interact with? How many would you actually want to sit down and have coffee with?
A project by Matt Kulesza started in September 2014.
I plan to have a one-on-one coffee with every single one of my 1000+ Facebook “friends” over the space of the next three years, or as long as it takes to complete.
An exercise in remembering to socialise with and get to know people outside of the ‘book.
Friends, I can’t tell you how inspired I am by this project. Matt has stated that one of his ways to keep his friends list in check was to say ask himself if he could have coffee with that person. If the answer was no, they would be deleted. Such a smart way to keep the list in check and also a very easy transition to keeping the reason behind our “friends” list true. Granted, there are a lot of my online friends that live nowhere near me so actually having a coffee date would be a bit troublesome. (Although there is always Skype…hmmm.) Regardless, I’m looking forward to following Matt’s journey and learning more about the relationships behind the screen and watching them unfold in real life.