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How Facebook Is Affecting School Reunions

TIME – “For decades, the routine has remained the same: a bunch of old classmates get together and catch up, settle (or renew) grievances, and swap glory-days stories. Yet the ability to locate former classmates through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and, well, the Internet itself, has alumni organizations and other such groups wondering if the sun is setting on the traditionally organized reunion.”

3 Responses to “How Facebook Is Affecting School Reunions”

  1. John
    June 15, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    No more school reunions? – hooray. The only people in perpetuating them are those who want to boast of their ‘achievements’ and those with a score to settle.

    Friends Reunited and the social networking sites are welcome to them – good riddance! 🙂

  2. Angel
    June 15, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    I second John. If that is the case, good riddance to school reunions. Last thing I need is some combination beauty pageant/compare “package” sizes/reminder of why you left all those bozos behind.

    Best and keep on blogging.

  3. Matty
    June 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    I dunno, my 10-year reunion wasn’t nearly as bad as all that… everyone I talk to that DIDN’T go had jumped to the conclusion that it was going to be all about trying to figure out who was more successful or dealing with long held grudges. It was just nice to be (legally) drinking and chatting with people I once liked but had dropped out of my life for one reason or the other. Facebook and email still can’t do that: alcohol, social butterfly flitting between conversations, and drunken flailing on the dancefloor (ok, that last one doesn’t need to happen so much).

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