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Is Facebook Ruining High School Reunions?

November 28, 2011
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Last week was my 10 year high school reunion. Boy how time flies! It was unfortunately that I wasn’t able to go. There was some confusion with organization, and they set the date and time only a few weeks ahead of the event. This may not have been a problem for many of the attendees, but I live overseas, and having 3 weeks to book a ticket across the world during Thanksgiving is, well, simply not possible.

Which is a pity because I would have loved to have gone and seen old high school chums. However, I wasn’t as upset about it as I thought I would be. Why? Because of Facebook!

I’m quite active on this social network and over the years have friended many of my high school friends. I get to catch up often on those who post about their life, see pictures of their children, hear about their most recent happenings. Really, most of the people that I would look forward to seeing at a high school reunion I interact with regularly on Facebook.

So I’m wondering, if over the years, high school reunions are going to be become less of a big deal. Yes, of course if I was in the area, I would have gone. But I wasn’t, not a big deal. I get to show off my wonderful life on the social network every day (because that is the whole point of high school reunions, right?)

What do you think? Do you feel the need to go to your high school reunion? Or do you have enough high school friends on Facebook?

Hilary St Jonn

Hilary is your for-hire Online Marketing Manager. She has an extensive background in helping start ups grow their business through online marketing and has been working with businesses since 2008.

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