In the last few weeks, I have attended multiple functions that came directly out of communication through twitter, facebook and meetup.com.
In early January, I was invited to be a part of a round table discussion on local news and making it more interactive which included a tour of the local NBC17 studios in Raleigh.
For me, online social networking has led to some great opportunities to meet a variety of folks in a more traditional live networking setting. I also attend several meetup groups in the area, both for social gatherings and for business connections.
Online interactions can be impersonal, so I always love putting a face to a name at these events!