This Guy Wants to Grab Coffee with Every Friend on Facebook
We all have ‘friends’ on Facebook but how well do we truly know them? Matt Kulesza plans on finding out, starting a project he calls 1000+ coffees:
“I plan to have a one-on-one coffee with every single one of my 1000+ Facebook “friends” over the space of the next three years, or as long as it takes to complete. An exercise in remembering to socialise with and get to know people outside of the ‘book.”
Behind each photo is a story of the encounter. How they originally met, what they’re up to now and of course, what they drank. The project began in September and Matt has already had 25 coffee dates. You can keep up with the latest on Facebook (of course) and Tumblr.
To learn more about the project and how it has already changed his life, check out this article on the Daily Mail.
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