Comments: Is Catching Up with Old Friends a Good Thing?

I initially signed up because I am still in (infrequent) real-life contact with some of the young people that were in my groups when they were 3rd and 4th graders in Awana (who are now in their early to mid twenties - yikes!). They suggested it as a way to vaguely keep in touch.

"Friend" is a misnomer. If you view Facebook as a networking site, it might be more appropriate to call them "contacts". That's not nearly so warm and friendly as "friends" - and not as good a marketing tool.

It can be a good resource - should you ever need a follower of a pagan goddess for something, you know exactly where to go!

Posted by Diane at October 9, 2008 08:18 AM

I'm often struck by how much *less* weird everyone seems now. I guess age and time will grind down the edges of most people.

Posted by Susanna at October 9, 2008 09:16 AM

I've ignored a number of friend requests from people in high school. My rule of thumb is "would I want to hear about their day to day goings-on in the real world?" if yes, then I accept their friend requests. On one occasion with someone from high school I looked at the person's picture, remembered them, but couldn't for the life of me remember their maiden name. I had to ignore that friend request a couple of times before she finally got the hint.

Posted by Ellen at October 9, 2008 09:56 AM

I have facebook and have found it interesting at how many people are using it. When I first joined earlier this year there was no one to be found. All of a sudden people are showing up left and right.
I come from a small town and it's been interesting to reconnect with old classmates.
I don't usually send requests to people I barely know. I've had a few people send friends requests that I don't know or vaguely remember, but they went to my high school. One of them was asking another friend of mine who I was on the wall-to-wall comments. I was wondering who she was too and we eventually figured it out, but why add someone if you don't even know who they are? Just because they were in your graduating class?Even after that neither one of us have made contact. Stuff like that is weird to me, but for the most part it's been fun catching up with old friends and keeping in touch with current ones.

Posted by Melissa at October 9, 2008 12:27 PM

I'm staying out of the social networking web. Just not appealing to me. I think my hubby would die of embarrassment if I ever took a notion to join! He's just gotten used to me blogging! lol

Posted by Kim at October 9, 2008 09:14 PM