I spent most of today at a Practical Action supporters’ day with my mother. In one of the workshops, Practical Action staff described how they were trying to reach out to a new generation of supporters via social networking sites like facebook, twitter and linked in.
One of the older participants tutted. How dreadful, he muttered, that people email and text and communicate electronically when they could be having real conversations with real people.
Well, Juneathoners, he doesn’t know what he’s missing! This morning, I was lucky enough to run Brockwell parkrun with Disjointed Tales. But for social networking, our paths would never have crossed. I have also run Finsbury parkrun with Fortnight Flo and Shazruns, Cambridge parkrun with Sooozie and Tony parkrunner and at Greenwich parkrun I bumped into Helsbels.
As well as these, Pyro’s Yard, Maggiee, Fairweather Runner, Plustenner, Fattipuff, Bad Wabbit Tales and Insert Clever Running Pun Here have all mentioned meeting at their local parkruns, should I be crossing them off my list at any point.
Through Juneathon, I have found a community choc-full of great people, in doses that a confirmed introvert like me can cope with.
Long live social networking,