The Social Graph Expands

I have this on and off relationship with Facebook. For some reason, I just don’t get the interface. I like the idea and the potential, but it’s just never clicked with me.

That may have changed.

I have some old friends that I’ve known since elementary school. We’ve drifted together and apart at various times of our lives and for some reason, I started thinking about them a couple of months ago.

What do you know. A few days ago, the son contacted me through Facebook and we friended each other. I didn’t see it at the time because of FB’s stupid algorithms that decide who’s messages you should see, but he also left me a message along with the friend request. I just found it tonight.

Further inspection of his info page, turned up the FB addy of his mom, one of the dear friends of old. We’ll see if she responds to the friend request I sent today. It would be really good to catch up again. Then again, it’s not like I’m a stranger. I could just pick up the phone and say hi 😉 We’ll see.

This will be the first time I’ve actually found someone I knew from the past via FB (ok, technically they’ve found me, but hey). I’ve tried, but people just haven’t shown up in search when I’ve looked. Go figure. Like I said, me and the interface just don’t seem to jive.

Perhaps I’ll have to try harder and see if I can figure out what I’m missing. Of course by then, they’ll probably have changed things around again. Sigh.

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