Online social networking will become the main way to meet new people with similar interests, from around the world. I skipped the first few attempts by companies to create good, safe social networks online but have now joined LinkedIn and FaceBook. I doubt I will maintain either as I'd rather work on cool stuff but I will list my networks here.
LinkedIn is an online network of more than 17 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. I was invited to join by a colleague and am happy I have. Check out my profile here
I have only joined this network to look at their technologies
more and because I know people in the company. Facebook does a good job of supporting open source
and they also run a Fedora mirror. Good job. My "profile" here.