How do you define friendship? Could it start online? What percentage of it needs to be in person versus online or through traditional forms of connection such as pen pals? One of the wishes I have for GLOBALL Rover is that is will touch on all different forms of connections and friendships. So far I gave the GLOBALL Rover to my friend of 30 years, Adam. He gave it to his wife Seiko. She is posed to hand it to her friend Masaki, who she first connected with on Twitter. These illustrate three different ideas of friendship. One goal of GLOBALL is to have people down the road see these kinds of connections and find parallels in their types of friendships with others' halfway around the world. Hopefully, this will create empathy with people who would normally never meet. Here are several of Seiko's answers. Read more here.
3. Who are you giving the GLOBALL Rover to and why?
I am planning to giving this Globall to my friend Masaki! Since she is one of our first friends in our network since we arrived in Tokyo! Why? cuz she is cool.
4. Tell us something about them or how you met.
I met her through Twitter. I really cherish this social network friendship. I have met lots of great people through social networks that I wouldn't be able to even get to know them without Twitter, (used to be Facebook, but no more FB for me though). And I've met these social network friends in person and they are great people as I imagined.
I met her for the first time when we went back to Japan for vacation in 2015. We set up a "social friend network meet up" thing and it was awesome. We went to a maid cafe in Akihabara and deepened our friendship.