Image via WikipediaFirst things first, before all the Facebook talk, I updated the Summer Movies and Summer Readings post since added some before the end of the summer.
Over the weekend, some high school friends and I got together, for some, for the first time in over twenty years (I know I am dating myself now) all due to Facebook. I've talked to some other people and this doesn't seem all that out of the ordinary; it seems that Facebook is having that effect all over the place. It's the new high school reunion. One of the things funny about it is that some of the people gathering at these Facebook reunions, wouldn't even go their high school reunions. Maybe because you can be more selective with Facebook reunions and not have to run into the tools you had to see for four years of high school, though I have heard of massive reunions at like a club or something where all the people that stayed local can meet up. With some of the smaller ones however, they can be more intimate in the sense that you can gather with the people from high school you really liked and then you may attract people to come back 'home' from farther places around the country, which was the case in my little reunion over the weekend.
What's the point of this rant? I'm not 100% sure but I think it's worth noting and mentioning that Facebook is a place that is not just Mafia Wars and marketing, picture posting and Yoville. It can have, what I think are, positive outcomes and lead to something more than just a way to tool away hours at work or school. It can connect us, or re-connect us, in some way that is rather unique which in some way to me seems like a contradiction since all the talk is of computers distancing us from one another and hindering social interaction and growth.
Eh, just my two cents, but what to I know, I am just a rookie librarian.