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The Power of Facebook

Recently, there was a discussion on the purpose of Facebook. Most of us said that we didn’t really use it for anything. But the one thing everyone said they did like about it was that they were able to find friends they’d lost track of ten years ago or more.

I was able to find high school friends, though they aren’t huge users of facebook. And I like he microblogging updates though most people are using twitter now.

For kicks, I took a look at the people associated with my high school graduating year. I was really surprised at the number of people I absolutely do not remember. I mean I went to school with thse people for four years, practically every day. And yet, there are people I don’t remember. How funny is that? But it’s no great loss. I was a nerdy kid. And I’d rather not relive those years.

But I was able to reunite with an old elementary school friend whom I spent a great deal of time with. We ended up in different high schools, but I still sent her msil periodicall. We lost touch some only to find that we attended the same college. And facebook has allowed me to keep in touch wih her after losing touch yet again. She’s now living in Switzerland, traveling the European countryside and sending her U.S. friends the photos she’s taken. I’m not sure that I would have found her again without Facebook, but I’m glad we did. She is by far the oldest friend that I have.

So for me, it’s all about reconnecting with people that you knew a long time ago. Plus, they have Wordscraper, a version of Scrabble. I like playing it with my friends who don’t live near me.

Originally published at Samantha Ling. You can comment here or there.

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