Today, it was proved to me, once again, that social media works.

About nine months ago, Greg–my co-conspirator and co-blogger in crime–started following me on Twitter. Then he met a bunch of folks online and he passed on my Twitter handle to a bunch of his friends.

So I started following Greg’s friends that followed me.

Then one of my new Twitter friends found me on Facebook. We started interacting; we were swapping Greenie plants, acres of virtual farmland, virtual law gifts and other goofie stuff. Just dinking around.

I didn’t really know who she was.

Then Greg and Toby recommended me for a speaking engagement at an all-day conference. Coincidentally, my new Twitter/Facebook friend was also speaking. I was excited to finally meet her.

And meet we did. I found out that she worked at the same law firm I did–hard to know everyone in a firm with 3,000 employees. We arranged to have lunch later that week. A fascinating person, we continued to meet for lunch regularly and are now friends. She has been over to my house, we have swapped books and, today, I attended her going-away party.

She’s moving on to a new job as a law professor and legal librarian.

But thanks to social media, we will stay in touch: Twitter, Facebook and now e-mail are all available to me.

She and I have achieved the inner circle of friendship.

Who knows where the future shall bring us?