Maha, what an interesting, circuitous route from bowling to online connecting and feminism and…..anyway, I have not found that my online connections mentally detract from, or take actual time from, my face-to-face connections. Since #clmooc, they have served an important purpose for me, which was to connect at different levels with people who share a curiosity and intellectual interest in things that the great majority of f2f connections do not share. They’ve increased my social capital and importantly for me, have increased the diversity of people within my connected circles. I now have regular contact with Simon (in France), you (in Egypt), Kevin (in Massachusetts) and Terry (in Kentucky), among many others. There’s no downside in that, for me, but tons of upside!