Saturday, 22 Nov 2008

6 Degrees of Separation – Social Networking Style

Social networking is making our worlds smaller. It allows you to “mingle” with people you would never otherwise meet and, largely because you’re connecting through people you know, you’re decreasing your degrees of separation.

The other day I found out that I was following someone on Twitter who 1) went to high school with a good friend I met in AmeriCorps and 2) went to college with another friend I met through her husband (who I went to college with – although I’m really friends with him through another friend entirely). Complicated? Yeah. And fantastic.

I have also managed to connect with some cherished old friends on my foray into Facebook. In the meantime, I’m still looking for Brenda Fitzpatrick, my roomie in Amherst, Jason Hayes, my super-duper friend at LHS, and Renwick Persaud, who I knew while I was at Stevens. Come out, come out, wherever you are!


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