The Huffington Post’s Lisa Belkin wrote beautifully of how members of the blogosphere came together to help Babble’s Monica Bielanko and her family amass $10,000 to start their lives over after a devastating fire this week. Belkin says, “If you’ve been tempted to dismiss the internet as superficial and souless, and online relationships as a poor imitation of real ones, you might want to talk to Serge and Monica Bielanko today.” It’s true, Monica is very grateful for all the love and support her family has received from a tight-knit community of virtual strangers.
But not all online relationships are so deep and meaningful, and sometimes meeting people in real life with whom we have only digital connections can be a huge disappointment. My real world, honest-to-goodness capital f Friend Livia Scott wrote a song about that exact phenomenon, and it’s been burning up the YouTubes since it was released yesterday. So please, enjoy the number one comedy video right now, I Like You Better on Facebook: