Friendship from a Distance
I've definitely formed friendships with people I met through the internet. Some have been easy-come, easy-go, but others seem likely to persist. I've also maintained friendships over long distances, though I agree with Leyla that distance can weaken ties. Certainly, there is nothing like sharing a coffee to keep a friendship strong.
I hope you'll go read the girls' posts tonight and over the next few days, and participate in the conversation.