This afternoon I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet with Simon Brown for coffee and a chat. I first made contact with Simon through Twitter actually, I can't remember who started following who (although I strongly suspect it was me as I continue to try and build a larger network) but I do remember two significant moments:
The first was him introducing me to friendfeed...and me audibly groaning at the idea of yet _another_ tool to keep track of (at the same time as I registered of course).
And the second was when Sue Waters introduced me to targeted tweets by teasing Simon about neglecting twitter for various other micro blogging services.
Making the initial contact with Simon online has been really important in my online expansion (for want of a better term). Through him I've become a member of the OZ/NZ Educators group, eagerly look forward to the weekly flash meeting and am loving the chance to get to know some many more wonderful educators!
So, to stop the rambling - it was great to meet face to face, chat and share stories and I can't wait to get the chance to do so again!