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When I was in LA back in January, I caught a concert and loved the local band that opened up the show. The members of the band and I had a great conversation, and said to look them up on Facebook and to let them know if I ever made it back to LA. So, I went home, and had attempted to connect with the three members. I got three very distinct results:
- Member One (One) instantly followed back and we have had informal chats from time to time since meeting in January.
- Member Two (Two) connected a few weeks later, but has never really had any substantial interaction since.
- Member Three (Three) never connected.
The day of the show, we make our way to the event, an hour or more from our place in LA (which with the way the 101 works, could have simply been ten miles away.) We show up a bit early and notice that the band hasn't arrived yet. When they do, the reaction of the members didn't quite match up with what I expected after a long social media interaction.
- One acted like we were strangers… eventually relenting once I stuck out my hand to re-introduce myself, but remained distant and clearly uncomfortable.
- Two acted like we were old friends and was happy we'd made the trek out to see the band.
- Three never connected (at least that was consistant!!)
Now that I'm back home, I noticed that things are going back to the online normal pattern. One suddenly has become social again... Two is there, but not all that interactive... and Three still hasn't connected. It was an interesting experience. I guess I should make more of an effort to get Two to be more engaging online between now and my next LA trip. The next time I'm in LA, I'll attempt to engage more with One and see if that brings out the online extroverted personality traits. As for Three... we'll still probably not connect, after all, why break that consistancy?