Finding freinds from child hood
September 4, 2012 9:19am CST
A post from another friend here on mylot got me to thinking. There are lots of things that people say are wrong with facebook, but for me I have found friends I haven't seen since I was in elementary school. With facebook I can chat with them or even meet with them if they are near our old stomping grounds. It is just wonderful to reconnect with friends from the past. In a world where electronics are taking over it is good to know that they are good for something. I am very thankful to Facebook and like sites that bring friends and family together.
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• Onaway, Michigan
13 Sep 12
I agree with you facebook is wonderful if it was not for facebook I would not have found my girlfriend. I also am able to keep in touch with friends and family I am not able to see a lot through facebook. It is a great site and I do not care what others think of it if they do not like the site they need to keep their negative comments to themselves.
13 Sep 12
Facebook is wonderful, a lot of people will say how horrible it is, but there are so many good things that come from it as well. You just have to be careful with how you go about things that is all. By the way you were the reason why I thought to post this discussion.
• United States
21 Mar 13
Yes, it is true that Facebook has been great for reconnecting with people you may not have heard from in a long time. I know I have been able to reconnect with a lot of people from my past this way. I also use Facebook big time for helping build and share my business thoughts and ideas as well. I am not as active as I once was there, but it does serve its purpose.
22 Mar 13
I just recently found another cousin online and it was so wonderful. We saw each other as children and the last few times our families got together only her parents came down so we kind of fell out of talking, then facebook brought us back together again.
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 12
Before Facebook there was Friends Reunited and other sites of this ilk, that is one of the big advantages of modern technology, we are able to trace people we have long since forgotten and want to contact again, although I am wary about Facebook, but at least you can filter who you want to add as a friend, as there were many kids at school that I wouldn't want to hear from again. I did think about using a different name on Facebook but they are funny about that in their rules.
• United States
28 Sep 12
I love facebook for the same reasons that you mentioned, I can now keep in touch with all kinds of people from High School, I can even chat with people on occasion when they are on there at the same time as me. I had a long chat with a guy I used to go to high school with the other day. Plus you get to see pictures of people and their kids, also there have been many get togethers that were organized on facebook so a lot of people have actually gotten together with people they have not seen for years.
28 Sep 12
I am glad to hear you too find facebook a blessing, and not so full of drama like others will say. I think if you get involved in the drama, I have been pulled in a few times but didn't let it rule my life, mine were more blogs then facebook, and the few times facebook was involved the person deleted the things after people didn't agree with them. I love being able to chat with my kids, husband, friends, family, and people I have met throughout my whole life, and like you said seeing pictures of their family is great. I can see their parents I haven't seen in years, how much their kids are or aren't like them, and how they are doing, because once you are in my heart you are there forever.
6 Sep 12
Hello there Pegasus. People think differently when it comes to Facebook. Others might say some positive things while others might say some negative things about it too. For me, I really love using Facebook. Just like you, I'm also very thankful to Facebook because I could also find some long lost friends. I could find some friends that I met when I was still a child. I was able to find a lot of my elementary friends because of typing their names in the search box in that social networking site. It really makes me glad because through it, I could connect with them again. I would able to know if they are already married or where they are right now. I could also use Facebook to send some messages with my childhood friends for free. If I don't know their cell phone numbers, I could get it from there. It's just so wonderful to be reunited with our childhood friends again through Facebook. Facebook isn't just useful for me because I could communicate with my friends again. I could also communicate with my other family members and relatives who are a bit far from me right now. It makes reconnecting with people who matter to us easier. I just love Facebook. I think it's really one of my favorite sites. I couldn't live without it. It's my greatest temptation to open this site everyday because it just so wonderful and beneficial for me. Happy myLotting. :)
13 Sep 12
I use to be on Mypace before Facebook and said I wouldn't join another site that Myspace was just fine, but found out that they are very different. I do like the blog section better on Myspace but the ease of Facebook is just better suited for me, and my friends were glad I joined too.
• Pune, India
18 Mar 13
Hi, I am not the regular user of Facebook. I don't do chatting on Facebook. I have personal contacts with my childhood friends. We arrange get together and enjoy. We also go for a picnic. We talk through mobile for many hours. And we also always ready to help each other at anytime. Really I am lucky that I still have such good school time friends.