All your life are belong to the Intarweb

I’ve been thinking about the Internet and, especially, craigslist lately. Since moving out to Seattle I’ve relied heavily on both to form new friendships and find new things to do. This is a brief list of how the internet has affected my life recently.

  • The whole reason I moved to Seattle was because I met Brad, the proprietor of, LLC found me via an article I wrote.
  • My closest friends in Seattle are Garren, John and Andrew were all met in one way or another through craigslist.
  • I’ve disc golfed, snowboarded, ran, walked, talked and drank with numerous people I’ve met from craigslist.
  • I’ve gone on a few dates from craigslist. I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say dating in Seattle sucks.
  • I’m going to Sasquatch with a girl who just moved here from Florida and was looking for a ride.

It’s really staggering now that I think about it. There isn’t a single person that I can think of that I interact with daily here in Seattle that I didn’t meet online somehow.

4 thoughts on “All your life are belong to the Intarweb

  1. And of course you have other friends who you know all about (and they know all about you) that you have never met in person, thanks again to the internet.

    Brenda calls you one of my “little internet friends”. When asked “why are they my ‘little’ friends”, she replies “because they’re in the computer there”.

    Gotta love it…

  2. Hey Joe,

    I was wondering if you got my email I sent about a week ago. I’m looking for a web designer to help me with my ecommerce site and Stephen VanDyke had recommended you. Did you happen to receive the email I’m referring to?

  3. I have to say that, even as a native Washingtonian, I’ve had a hard time meeting new people in Seattle… maybe I should give craigslist a try for that

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