How do you Network?

This post is a little different from my normal posts. All I’m going to do is ask a question, and I’m genuinely interested in your opinions on this.

Where and how do you network? Why do you network that way, and how could your existing networking be improved? What changes might you make to your networking activities, if you were able to?

To start, I will provide my answer:

I network primarily on a variety of websites, such as Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter. I try to participate in those communities, and interact with the people I’m connected with. I also have a regular networking meeting about once every 5 weeks with several people working in similar fields to my own. On occasion I will attend a business card exchange event. Ideally, I would like to spend more time in face-to-face networking, were time and distance not factors.