Notable quote from Jackie: “Truth is, even though the typical SXSW attendee loves meeting in the social space, they can’t escape the fact that humans need to connect in the real world.”
In my recent blog Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Face to Face Meetings, I said that meeting in person will never go out of style. What I realized from Jackie’s article, along with my own experiences in social media and with collaboration technology, is that these products can make my face to face meetings better. How? By keeping the personal connection alive. And that is a big advantage of virtual meetings. Of course, the main goal is to get work done, but they also help you maintain those personal connections that live in the offline world.