It’s a terribly awkward situation for me, and if you’re an introvert you can probably relate.
But if I am in a group of people I don’t know on Twitter, I have little problem striking up a conversation with them.
The anxiety over having to in-person introduce myself is all but removed, and as a result, it’s much easier for me to engage with people.
Here’s another example of an awkward offline situation.
I was talking to Liz Strauss and Kellye Crane about this at SXSW, and we all felt the same way.
But the problem this creates for me is that since I *am* extroverted online, people that I meet offline expect me to be extroverted.