I always looked at the growth of this online media with disbelief.First time when i saw Mathrubhumi weekly publishing the best blogs,I was really excited.Imagine they are sparing 2 or 3 full pages to reproduce an article from web!It is really growing into proportions beyond all expectations.
I had heard of bloggers meet happening in places.One of my friends attended one in Kochi recently.I was told they frequently discussed fake identities.Thats something bloggers can only discuss I guess:)
I am an active member of forums like http://www.forumkerala.com and http://www.snehasallapam.com.Both used to be together sometime back,but online politics split them into two almost an year back.Both independent entities are performing brilliantly since then:)
Both these forums conducts gettogethers frequently in different cities.There was even a simultaneous gettogether in chennai,dubai,london,kochi etc recently on the same date to show comradry very recently!There was even an online youth festival recently in snehasallapam with members submitting their entries online.
I couldnt attend some such gettogethers earlier since I was busy on the said date.I just returned back from one I could attend today,conducted by http://www.snehasallapam.com
It was wonderful.Some 40 members who knew each other only by their avatars in their forum meeting up!Great coordination and team work.Members flew in from almost everywhere.I met guys who said they even scheduled their holidays to suit the date!
Met some very old online friends,who must have heard me discussing passenger online in early 2000s:)..Met some very new guys,some students,veterans,professionals all part of one big family.Even after so many gettogethers most still call each other by their avtar names,no wonder.The dubai members who couldn’t attend send cards,wishes..I could discover some true friendship there.
Was a very new experience for me.