Yesterday - for the first time ever - Nancy White responded to one of my Twitter posts (see Twitter Connects Once Again below). I was so excited I actually 'framed' the communications.
Today - Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia) appeared in my "Twitter Timeline":
I was so amazed to see his posting that I shared it on Twitter:
Meanwhile, I'm happily surfing and find a "Jimmy Wales" Facebook friend request in my email inbox. I'm such a Facebook friend searcher, I thought it was Jimbo finally getting around to a 'friend request' I would've sent him at some point. I didn't even open the request - I deleted it, thinking there was no need to 'action' anything. If Jimbo's just confirming my request - his gorgeous moosh would automatically be sitting in my FB friends list. My Twitter comment:
However, unbeknown to me, Jimbo has seen my original Twitter posting, promoting the "1st Public Preview of Wikia Search Engine", and then he has actively gone out and FaceBook Friend Requested me!! - stating something along the lines of 'Saw your Twitter posting...'.
So it wasn't the other way around .... When I refreshed Facebook a little later in the day, I was so excited to not just see a new 'Friend Request', which I hadn't seen in ages, I was in shock that it was from Jimmy 'Wikipedia' Wales .. I quickly clicked 'confirm' - before I even thought about 'framing' this bit of social networking excitement with a 'screenshot'.
These two are amongst some of the biggest icons in the Web 2.0 arena... And I've connected with them both.... within 24 hours - Wow the power of social networking is infinite...