Shortcuts In Social Networking & Stranded in the Tropics

It was a cold, snowy night in Winnipeg (that's in Canada in case you didn't know) and I had an hour of driving left. Following my usual keep-me-from-dozing-while-driving protocol, I posted a tweet inviting my followers to phone me and chat. Ring, ring. "Uh, hello. Is this Joseph?" Asked the sweetest southern drawl I'd heard since the last time I was in Atlanta. "Why yes it is," I replied. "Who is this?" "It's @hey_its_la calling." (Have you ever had one of those moments where you know that you should know someone, but you don't?) "We've never tweeted, but I am sitting up here in the NYC airport and I'm just about to board and I saw your tweet and I wanted to just call and say hello." Turns out she had just started following me that same night, and I didn't even have a chance to follow her back yet. Turns out that the sweet southern drawl - the likes of which I hadn't heard since Atlanta - ...

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