A lot of folks tell me they much prefer face-to-face time than computer time. When I agree with them, they look shocked.
I also see some of these folks who say they "prefer" face-to-face have no idea what it's like to be "out there" in a constant or consistent basis. Their F2F thing is a crutch and a sure sign they don't understand that social media is first, foremost and always will be "social."
Most of the social media engagers I know don't need to make cold calls anymmore. They can strike up a conversation anywhere and with anyone. They've become better at building relationships that matter because of who they are – and their use of social media amplifies their relationship-building skill set.
Truth or Consequences: Face-to-Face wins. Always. And one reason to engage within the conversphere using social media as part of your talknology practices – you will increase your quality face-to-face time.
Which is part of your goal, right? Or was that just a crutch due to some tire-kicking on your part?