You're forgetting that you will still need a network to reach your "outsourced" network.
Take a look at the job postings for the latest word salad.
However, if you want the du jour of the du jour, I drive by a billboard every week that advertises something to do with Hadoop.
Programmers are hired straight out of college and can be outsourced and located anywhere on the planet. You can never compete with the 22 year-old who was taught with the latest programming language fad, and will work for peanuts. You, on the other hand, will have to learn the language du jour and have demonstrable experience with said language. Without a degree or certification your resume will be thrown into the trash without even a glance to your job history. In fact, your job history aside from your lack of degree, is the biggest thing holding you back. QA is not respected anywhere.
For Linux and VMware you can get certifications. Become a sysadmin and you'll have better luck at getting a job, keeping a job, and getting another job when that time comes. Maybe being a cable-monkey and setting up networks isn't as glamorous, but when the chips are down you can't outsource the need to have a human near the racks. And in the datacenters, you're always getting to work on the latest, and you're not stagnating. If anything, having 20 years deploying networks is more marketable than 20 years of writing C -- anyone can "write" C, not anyone can get the network or storage array back online.
Try that first. It's cheaper than moving.
Does Twitter make money? I'm not trolling, I'm serious. A quick search yields this article:
Even the author of my linked article has doubts. If I wasn't making money, I'd try to limit my expenditures (bandwidth costs, etc.) too. It's not surprising to me.
So how do they make money?
In chronological order:
Effigies and Slogans
Amateur fireworks interspersed with professional fireworks
Sorry.. I don't live in Canada.
Are any of your friends ones that you don't see regularly? Maybe they just simply want to keep up with you.
That's amusing, considering that your argument is a correlation vs. causation argument in itself.