While the rest of the world is content on lazily “poking” or sending private messages on Facebook to “connect” with their friends, Matt Kulesza is reaching out to all 1,088 of his Facebook friends the old fashioned way, face to face.
Kulesza, who’s based in Melbourne, Australia, is using his social media account to touch base and have real conversations with people in his social circle. His mission is to have coffee with all of his 1,088 Facebook friends, one at a time (that’s a lot of coffee). He is documenting his adventure on his blog, aptly titled, 1000+ Coffees.
The 28-year-old Aussie says he hopes to complete his project in three years or “as long as it takes.”
Since starting his project in September, he made 23 coffee dates, claiming the whole process of reaching out the old skool way has enriched his life and made everything a little better for him.
In an interview, Kulesza shares, “I was just going to do a cull to get rid of people, but then I thought that I should see if I could get to know them instead. It seemed like a cool social experiment, and amazingly has changed my life for the better.”
“The theme of the project is for me, and others, to step out of the prescribed role of social media, and to spark something different. It seems that social media has evolved into everyone staring at their screens instead of interacting with those who are right in front of them.”
With this social experiment, Kulesza aims to present a new way of interacting with people based from social media networking sites. It’s an ambitious project and it’s the first of its kind! So what do you think? Are you willing to touch base with 4,000 of your Facebook friends like this guy?
Or why don’t you share this story with all of your 1000+ fb friends you haven’t talked to since grade 4.