Facebook: The High School Reunion Party Pooper
Ten years ago if you asked someone when the last time they spoke to their high school buddies, they might say, “at their 10-year high school reunion.” Today, their answer would be more along the lines of, “yesterday.” Thanks to Facebook, people do not need to dress up and try and impress their old friends at their high school reunion, they can just sit at home and talk to them via internet connection.
I could not help but wonder if Facebook was killing the whole idea, and fun behind a high school reunion. Would people rather go to a reunion, or are they content at keeping up with them via social media?
Some people might go ahead and attend their high school reunion, but be super unimpressed and disappointed because they already know everything new and exciting in their old buddies lives, because of Facebook.
Think about it, If you now live on the East Coast but went to school on the West Coast, why make a trip across the country, when you can talk to those people daily through Facebook? These are the reasons that 10-year high school reunions are declining nationwide.
Although Facebook is a great tool for staying in touch with your past and present, it may be ruining the nostalgia of high school reunions. Yes, you can communicate with former classmates through Facebook, but you wont be able to get a full impression of how those old mates turned out. And in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing.