Monday, July 6, 2009

Facebook: A Popular Social Networking Website for Former Classmates and Study Buddies

Have you ever wondered whatever happened to your high school sweetheart? Or the buff surfer dude who melted your heart? How about your best friend who you lost contact with over the years?

If you have there is a good chance that you have tried to contact them. Unfortunately, many individuals marry or move away. This can make it difficult to contact those that you once to know. That is unless you join one of the most popular online social networking websites for finding old friends and flames. That website is known as Facebook. Okay, these days a lot of people are trying to do business on it as well but it is more often seen as the grown up social interaction version of the pre-pubescent MySpace.

Although Facebook is considered a social networking website, it is, in a way, unique from most of the others. This is because Facebook has a strong leaning toward recreating connections that were made in school, whether it be elementary school, high school, or college. Although it is encouraged that you contact those that you know from school, you are able to contact just about anyone on the website. That is one of the many features of Facebook that makes the social networking site worth joining.

The only problem that many Internet users have with other sites that try to do the same thing (like Classmates is the fact that they often require a paid membership. Facebook is free and although there are free membership plans available on a lot ot the others, you are generally limited with what you can do on those sites. In some cases, despite the fact that you have to become a paid member to enjoy what sites like Classmates has to offer, it can be worth it, and the membership fee is usually easy to afford.

If you are interested in seeing what Facebookhas to offer, you can easily do so by visiting their online website at Once at their main page, you will have to go through the process creating a profile and selecting your schools. This is part of what will be displayed on the website; however, once you officially become a member you can add more information to your profile.

On Facebook you can post your own profile, pictures, comments, status updates, join clubs, attend events (online and off-line) and view profiles from other members. Viewing the profiles of other members, especially those that you went to school with, is easy. Facebook makes it possible to search for people based on the schools that they went to, and the years that they attended. This means that whether you graduated in 1970 or 2000, you should easily be able to obtain information on your former classmates, lovers and friends, and contact them to re-kindle what you once had.

By joining Facebook, you will not only be able to make contact with your old classmates and friends, but you may also even be able to renew old friendships or make new ones. Reconnecting with your old friends and making new ones, what could be better than that?

More soon.


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