Have you found old friends on social media

@maximax8 (29148)
United Kingdom
December 7, 2018 9:32am CST
Earlier this year an old school friend of mine left Facebook. I was very upset because I didn't know if I ever hear from her again. Someone tried to friend me on Facebook yet looking at her page I saw hardly any details. I wrote to her asking questions she would know if it was her. I asked where did we take a vacation together. She wrote back saying that was years ago. Yes, it was in 1989. She said she had been sea sick on that overnight cruise. I asked her which secondary school she went to and she got that right. Have you found old friends on social media? Are there any you haven't been able to find?
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
7 Dec
Yes, I also lost my old friend, I haven't seen him for a long time. and until now we also have never met him from social media
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
I hope that you find your friend. Modern times give us social media and it is an excellent place to find lost friends.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
7 Dec
@maximax8 Yes, what you say is very true, so many of them use social media to find old friends
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@responsiveme (21741)
• India
7 Dec
Hardly go on that site . Yes have got in touch with old school friends through it though.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
I have friends on Facebook so I go on to that site. I prefer My Lot to spend some of my time. It is great that you have found old friends on Facebook.
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• India
7 Dec
@maximax8 actually having connected through Facebook we old school friends now have a WhatsApp group. I am more on that
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@Courage7 (26754)
• United States
7 Dec
Yes I was happy to find the one and only school friend from elementary school on Facebook. Was that your right friend then Maxi?
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
Yes, she has proved she is my friend. I asked another friend and it turns out he was at primary school with her. I met her at secondary school. She was in a relationship for 10 years yet she didn't manage to have any children.
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@Courage7 (26754)
• United States
8 Dec
@maximax8 Oh no kids?
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
@Courage7 My friend tried to get pregnant and she couldn't do so.
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• Cuddalore, India
7 Dec
I found Few of my Friend's on FaceBook. I appreciate their Mutual Friends Algorithm.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
Facebook is a great place to find friends. I had a message from a lady and she turned out to be my sister's best friend in the past. She emigrated to Australia so it is hard to meet up with her. At least we have Facebook.
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• Cuddalore, India
9 Dec
@maximax8 I found few of my childhood classmates through Facebook. A best site for fun, love, business and many more things.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
@Lignitecityabishek96 One friend on Facebook has daily business news that shows photos of all he is up to. I think he wishes to get more subscribers and it gets too much for me and his other friends. I think it is lovely you have found a few of your childhood mates on Facebook.
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@allknowing (75544)
• India
7 Dec
I dug out my old friends on FB and it was such an exciting experience.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
It is so much fun to meet up with old friends. I went to a further education college reunion. Not many people turned up. I saw a couple that I was friends with. When I was living in Kent I kept up my friendship with a man that loves to travel. I really wish to find him. He comes from Wales and has a common name.
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@allknowing (75544)
• India
8 Dec
@maximax8 I was responsible for that first classmates get together after years. That has now become a practice.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
@allknowing Well done tor arranging the first classmates get together. It is fortunate that it now has became a fairly regular practice.
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@DianneN (97796)
• United States
8 Dec
That’s a good idea to ask questions to make sure it was your friend. I’ve found so many old friends and they’ve found me. It’s such a good way to keep in touch.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
My friend lived with a man for 10 years and then they split up. He has a 28 year old daughter that she was step parent to. I hope to find a friend I was friends with at a further education college. He made a comment and I don't know his contact details.
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@DianneN (97796)
• United States
8 Dec
@maximax8 I hope you can find him!
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
@DianneN He did a trip around the world. He drove a really cool looking car and he took to the site of out old further education college. I moved to a new area in 2005.
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@tech40 (10604)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Social media is so very powerful, you can see lots of people and you can even meet a new friends using it, but it's also dangerous since we're posting something about ourselves that might use against us in the future
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
Friends ask if I can upload my travel photos onto Facebook. However anyone can see these. For example in 2012 I posted some and didn't say where the places were. I think it is dangerous to post you are away from home since someone might burgle your home. My daughter's school say not to put photos of the children on social media. I totally agree with what you said. Thank you.
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@tech40 (10604)
• Philippines
9 Dec
@maximax8 Yup that is correct! They might even follow you! That is why I don't like posting photo's of myself to social media, if you're going to check my facebook profile my last picture uploaded is since 2015
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
@tech40 My best friend said for my Facebook photo to be my photo of me wearing a hat. It is nasty if someone follows you on Facebook. I know a man that always have news about his business. I believe it is way too personal.
@Kuttu_007 (1213)
• India
7 Dec
I lost one of my friends when I was studying 6th grade...but I couldn't find her till now
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
I am so pleased that you now found your friend that you lost contact with in 6th grade education,
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@Kuttu_007 (1213)
• India
7 Dec
@maximax8 no I haven't found her
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
@Kuttu_007 Sorry. I hope you find her soon.
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@Nevena83 (10492)
• Serbia
10 Dec
I do not use social networks.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
11 Dec
That sounds sensible to me.
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@Nevena83 (10492)
• Serbia
11 Dec
@maximax8 I've never seen the purpose of it, so it never attracted me.
• Pamplona, Spain
9 Dec
I found quite a few yes and are still in touch with them and I found estranged family members also and not all that I wanted to find but I am still working on that.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
It is amazing that you found estranged family members. Hopefully you will find more of them in the future. We met a Spanish lady and she introduced us to a Chinese man. She adopted him when he was a baby.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Dec
@maximax8 Yes I found them for good or for bad as I lost one of them but I still have connection with her children. Amazing story of the Spanish woman too. I hope I will find others also here´s to that for everyone.
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@amadeo (81812)
• United States
7 Dec
Not many.A few maybe does not last long
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
I will keep on writing to my friend. She is the same age as me and we were in the same year group at secondary school. I would love to travel to London and meet her and a few other old friends.
@amadeo (81812)
• United States
8 Dec
@maximax8 but they are not close to me
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@Porcospino (20944)
• Denmark
7 Dec
I have found some of my old friends on facebook, one of them is an old neighbor and the other one is a classmate from nursing school. Recently an old friend contacted me on facebook, we have exchanged phone numbers and we plan on visiting eachother. I was very happy to hear from her. I have been trying to find another old friend. I thought I had found her. I found someone who had the same first name and the same last name and I thought that the pictures looked like her. I contacted her, but it was not her, and I still haven't found her.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
It is wonderful that you found your old neighbour. I would like to find the girl and boy that lived next door to us when we were children. The girl moved to America to work with yachts with rich people. The boy stayed in my home country, got married and had children. When my mum moved into a care home I got given her address book to contact relatives and friends. I made contact on the phone with the those kids dad and sadly he now cares for his poorly wife. It is so lovely that soon you will share visits with your old friend. Sorry you couldn't find your other old friend. At least the lady with the same name as your old friend wrote to you.
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@Porcospino (20944)
• Denmark
7 Dec
@maximax8 It is nice to meet old neighbors again. Sometimes they move away to another place like the neighbor girl you mentioned, and it can be hard to meet again. My neighbor and I used to be close friends and I am very happy to talk to her again. I hope that I will manage to meet the other friend again, but I not sure if she still has the same name, maybe she got married and changed her name,
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@DocAndersen (1302)
7 Dec
I have found so many friends over the years. The funny thing is one of my grandmother's cousins and one of my father's cousins reached out to me via Social Media. We had lost touch with them for years!
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
I am delighted that you have found friends over the years. It is funny that your grandmother's cousin and one of your father's cousins contacted you via social media. I wrote an book and put it on Amazon Kindle. A old friend reviewed it and I haven't been able to find him on social media. I wish I could get back in contact with him.
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7 Dec
@maximax8 That is the reverse of my situation. Interesting problem.
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
I have found some old friends, really only a few, I think that my generation is not attracted by social media.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
My mum was born in 1933 and she never got into using laptops, computers, tablets or smart phones. Yes, your generation aren't attracted by social media. When my mum moved into a care home I made contact with the man she used to live next door to. Sadly his wife is poorly and he cares for her. I called my mum's friend that used to visit us very often. I also made contact with people my mum worked with.
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
8 Dec
@maximax8 I use computers since 1979, but I am an exception and I was not born in the 30's, but in the 50's.
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8 Dec
I don’t use Facebook anymore except for work-related purposes. But yes, I have found old friends on social media websites before
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
I have to keep using Facebook because I have dear friends on it. It is lovely you have found old friends.
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@myklj999 (22263)
• Olney, Illinois
7 Dec
Actually, I was thinking about this earlier. I found a friend I hadn't talked to in 30 years back around 2007 or so online...and it was here at myLot. Back in the day when we could 'fancy up' our profiles a bit, I had a 'shoutbox' on mine that people could leave messages in...seems an old friend had been looking for me online and somehow found my myLot profile and left me a message on the shoutbox. Surprised the hell out of me to say the least.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
Wow. Thank you. That really surprises me as well. I am so delighted for you and your friend.
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@snowy22315 (58577)
• United States
7 Dec
Yes, I found a couple. Not sure it was such a great idea..honestly. People are usually out of your life for a reason.
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@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
I was close with that friend when we were at secondary school and when we were 16 to 18 years old. I went to work in Finland and come home on an inter rail pass. I worked in London for a couple of years. Then I went on my round the world trip.
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