I can't believe it, but it's my 20 year high school reunion this year.
I went to an all-girls school, so you can imagine the difficulty in tracking everyone down. A couple of very clever girls that I went to school with set up a group on Facebook, and at this point, there are 53 people from our year in the group, which is fantastic.
Most of them have gotten married and changed their names. This way, there are photos so we can tell who they are, even if their names fool us.
We had about 130 in our year, and I think we've found about 70 now, which isn't bad, but the vast majority have been found through Facebook. What a fantastic tool! In an age where everyone moves around so much, to be able to keep in touch with people like this is awesome.
I especially love how you can post photos and videos. There is no way I would have the time, or the inclination, to look at my cousin's photos of her trip to Peru - but on Facebook, I can look at them whenever I have time, with her captions and funny comments (and everyone else's too).
Facebook is a fabulous tool for events - getting groups of people together, publicising them before and after. I'll let you know how the reunion goes!
Posted by Jodie Parker, July 16, 2008 in AROUND THE TRAPS
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