One of USA Today's blogs recently featured an article, "Find Lost Friends Using the Internet" that got me thinking about how Internet communities have reshaped communication and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances.
When MySpace and Facebook first launched, all my friends told me the same thing: I love it because I got back in touch with so many people I thought I would never see or talk to again. That idea is perfectly understandable — millions of people started signing up for social-networking communities at once and reaching out to old childhood and college friends (and even even near strangers they had interacted with at one point or another). For example, my sister found the guy that works at the video store near her house on MySpace! It seems this phenomenon of reconnecting with past friends online is now a regular part of the digital landscape.