No words. A pleasure knowing you, Jamie (@jamield).

Jamie.
Jamie.

My friend Jamie Dordek died yesterday.  Normally I wouldn’t share such news on my blog, but it so happens that I’d only met her once.  She was someone that I’d gotten to know mostly through Twitter and IM.  Her passion for life and all that it had to offer was truly an inspiration.  We would sit and talk for hours on IM and the phone about music and life and cooking and anything else that happened to make its way into our conversation. I’m so saddened that I will never get to make her the mix CD I promised.

Many have said it before, much more eloquently than I could ever could, so I will just say this:  Social Networking sites connect us to people.  There are so many relationships that I know I value that have started on silly websites like Facebook and Twitter and Myspace and OKcupid and Match.  They are real, whether you’ve spent time with the person in “real life,” just talked to them over the phone, or just online.  All these relationships mean something.  That fact is never more pronounced than when someone is suddenly gone.

There arent ever the right words to say when something like this happens.  The standard response is “I’m sorry,” but that doesn’t really convey what really happens when a hole is made in your life.

So, it was a pleasure to have had Jamie in my life, we were all richer for her existence, and the world lost a killer smile this week.

So long, kid.

Safe travels.

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[…] “Social Networking sites connect us to people. . . They are real, whether you?’ve spent time with the person in “real life,”  just talked to them over the phone, or just online. All these relationships mean something. That fact is never more pronounced than when someone is suddenly gone.” (Jeremy Meyers) […]

StaceySoleil

OMG! I am so sorry Jeremy :( I don’t even know what to say…

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leandra

You’re absolutely right. For the past few years, I’ve been in a completely new environment. If it weren’t for social networking sites, I have NO idea what I’d do. Seriously. I’ve met some incredible people. One that I actually met in real life and forged a lifelong bond with.

We pick up on people’s energy–via the phone, net, face-to-face. That’s connection, I think, is primarily what allows us to know anyone.

“I’m sorry” doesn’t fill the void, but may peace and blessings come your way that allow you to focus on the many extraordinary people that are still with you now.

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Daria Steigman

Jeremy,

So sorry to hear this. As you so eloquently wrote in your post, there are many different ways to get to know someone. It sounds like you and Jamie did a great job of forging and nurturing your friendship, and I know it’s really tough to fill that void. My sympathies on your loss.

Best,
Daria

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SpeckBella

That’s so sad, Jeremy. Did she die on her vacation?

[…] “Social Networking sites connect us to people. . . They are real, whether you’ve spent time with the person in “real life,” just talked to them over the phone, or just online. All these relationships mean something. That fact is never more pronounced than when someone is suddenly gone.” (Jeremy Meyers) […]

StaceySoleil

OMG! I am so sorry Jeremy :( I don’t even know what to say…

.-= StaceySoleil´s last blog ..staceysoleil: iPhone 3Gs vs. PalmPre thoughts? I need to make decision asap :/ =-.

leandra

You’re absolutely right. For the past few years, I’ve been in a completely new environment. If it weren’t for social networking sites, I have NO idea what I’d do. Seriously. I’ve met some incredible people. One that I actually met in real life and forged a lifelong bond with.

We pick up on people’s energy–via the phone, net, face-to-face. That’s connection, I think, is primarily what allows us to know anyone.

“I’m sorry” doesn’t fill the void, but may peace and blessings come your way that allow you to focus on the many extraordinary people that are still with you now.

leandra’s last blog post..Goodness in the blogosphere…

Daria Steigman

Jeremy,

So sorry to hear this. As you so eloquently wrote in your post, there are many different ways to get to know someone. It sounds like you and Jamie did a great job of forging and nurturing your friendship, and I know it’s really tough to fill that void. My sympathies on your loss.

Best,
Daria

Daria Steigman’s last blog post..LinkedIn’s Founder on Innovating in a Web 2.0 World

SpeckBella

That’s so sad, Jeremy. Did she die on her vacation?

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