I turned down a ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, opting instead to bring another online relationship offline. So I had drinks with Sonny Gill, a super-cool community manager and basketball fanatic with whom I’ve been tweeting for some time.

The great thing about Twitter is that it facilitates relationships. Meeting someone in real life is like a second date, after you’ve already gotten past all the intro questions and are ready to have a real conversation. We picked up our conversation without those awkward pauses that happen when you’re trying to feel out what topics to pursue.

Rock and roll, at it’s best, is about telling the stories of ordinary people. So is social media, only we get to tell our own stories and connect the dots to others.

Photo by Phil Romans (Flickr).