A few friends clearly say they don’t do Facebook. They are not on. This is not to be confused that they don’t go into Facebook as a voyeur. It means they never joined Facebook or took themselves off. Reasons vary from no time, didn’t like what they saw, or didn’t want to interact with their family or friends or coworkers.
There are Facebook groups that join your interests with other Facebook users. Friendships and relationships develop in these groups. I know I belong to one group where I feel a particular kinship although I have never met in real life one person in this group!
I have a friend from college with whom I would love to connect again just to say “Hi”. I want to know what she has been doing since 1977! I have looked on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and she does not show up. Certainly she could have married and changed her name.
The other reason could be she doesn’t want to connect with me. I never changed my name and having a very unique name I am never mistaken for someone else. I would like her to email or private message me and say “Hi” or “never contact me again”. I would totally respect her decision.
It is funny; interest in people from your past and present seems universal. High School reunions are all about connecting again with your old friends. Facebook just makes it easier to get caught up before the event.
A friend of mine is going to her College reunion this summer. It’s a small college and there were not more than 150 in her graduating class. Of those 150 she sees about half on Facebook. She says it is so easy to just pick up where you left off decades ago in person when you don’t have to go through all the details of the years. Everyone knows these details already via Facebook!
Have you ever found someone not on Facebook? Was it a mistake or a good thing to reconnect with someone from your past? Any tips??