This week I went on a field trip to a luncheon with someone who went to the same school I went to. She happens to be a few years older than I am and asked if I’ve stayed in contact with any of my classmates.
My initial thought was of course I have. It didn’t even occur to me that not staying in contact wasn’t possible. But the funny thing is she hasn’t—at least not nearly to the extent that I have.
Why such a disparity between her contact and mine? Facebook. I joined Facebook the week before I started my first class in college. Though the site I joined then wasn’t even remotely close to the site I consult on today, it has enabled me to know where my old friends are, what they are doing, and even where they vacation. Many of us converse on a weekly basis.
We still hang out on a regular basis and they all remember my birthday every year. Though I’ve joined Google+ and fully intend to embrace it if it takes off, I’ll always have an attachment to and affinity for Facebook.