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Friendships lost in time? Not anymore!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008
by: reference
 

Have you ever wondered what happened with your childhood friends? Or that high school classmate that used to go with you everywhere? Yes, it is amazing how time flies and we lose connection with those people that were so important in our lives at some point.


Nowadays, however, there are more and more ways to find our old friends, or why not, to make new friends too. My Space is one of those tools. You can create an account and you can have a network of friends that have My Space accounts too. You can exchange messages, pictures, videos, etc., with them at no cost. Other similar tools, and equally popular, are Facebook, Classmates.com and Reunion.com. These websites are very popular among English speakers in America, there are, though, other similar sites in multiple languages around the world with the purpose of creating social networks. Some of them are: Hi5, Friendster, Orkut, Bebo, and Netlog.
 
The only limitation with these types of sites is that in order to find a friend, he or she needs to have an account on that web site too. Another obstacle is that you have to create an account yourself in order to access their information and in some cases, a paid subscription is required. In case you want to pursue the search of your childhood buddies, you can try one of our databases that contain residential information: Reference USA. You can access this database remotely with your library card number or at any of our libraries. Happy friends hunting!!!
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