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Has Facebook Changed The Way of High School Reunions?

June 9, 2010

I came across an interesting article on CNN about Facebook which posed the question, ‘Is Facebook good or bad for school reunions?’

It caught my attention because it’s already been 10 years since I graduated high school, and I’ve been debating whether or not I wanted to make the trip to go to my high school reunion. Through Facebook, I’ve connected with many of my fellow classmates and are able to see what most of them are up to through updates, photos and videos on a regular basis.

It’s actually quite interesting seeing my classmates go through different changes in their lives – such as getting married, having kids and other life changing events. It’s easy to just drop a quick note to say congrats, or just say hello to people I probably wouldn’t bother doing so if it wasn’t for Facebook. It’s also interesting to see things like, the class geek looking totally gorgeous now, or even becoming a fan of a Facebook page that one of your classmates created as a tribute to one of your favorite teachers.

I guess it really depends on your high school experience too. If you were a loner in high school, you may feel differently about adding high school classmates as friends, while other people have used Facebook to rekindle friendships. What do you think? Would you still attend your high school reunion if you already see what your fellow classmates are up to through Facebook?