If someone had told me that Megan Porter had been killed in a terrible car accident, I'm not sure that things would have connected for me. But as I got the news that it was @megapixel (her Twitter name), I knew immediately. Even brief exchanges like the one above about weather or a common favorite cocktail, (we both like dirty martinis) is memorable via Twitter's system of real time dynamic signals. Ambient Intimacy is a fascinating sociological phenomenon and in this case can be quite sad. I didn't know Megan, but felt like I knew something about @megapixel.
Anyway, my thoughts go out to her friends and family who may or may not realize that people outside of the state of Texas are noticing that she's gone. I'm sorry for your loss.