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Old 02-10-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I haven't, many old people don't have computers or have one but barely use it. Or they shun Facebook, I go on it rarely myself, or they have every privacy turned on, or you can't remember how to spell their last name.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:44 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I tried to find one close friend I had when I was younger but lost contact, she has a very popular last name. I have not been able to find her.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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In 2006 I ran across my old college sweetheart whom I hadn't seen or talked to since 1966 when she dumped me after I joined the Army. Since then we've talked a time or two and emailed very occasionally. We've discovered that our lives and lifestyle choices are very different and there's little if any compatibility in those regards. It's a good thing we split 50 years ago or we might have made a huge mistake.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I am late 50s and I have had pretty good success with it and LinkedIn. But I have been working as a programmer for over 35 years so many of my friends were people I met while working or in tech related hobbies, so they tend to be more computer savvy than is probably average. I joined AOL when it was at about 30,000 members total (and I think that was an inflated number, counting people who signed on with a free offer and weren't really using it and would let it lapse) and stuck with them through their tough times and converted to the free model. I primarily use a gmail address now and have for several years but I have it also receiving the email from AOL. What that means is that I have only had 2 personal email addresses ever and the first one is over 20 years old but I still monitor it. So I haven't lost track of that many people I wanted to keep up with and who wanted to keep up with me.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes. I found my best friend from the 4th and 5th grade on facebook. I had moved away during the 5th - 6th grade summer and didn't really think about it much other than i lost touch with my then best friend. Some 40 years later I was able to locate him via facebook. We are friends on facebook now, we chatted a little bit in the beginning but now its just nice to see photos of him now and again!
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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I used to be a pro drummer and through facebook the group i was with reunited after37 years on line. We are hoping to get in to the studio to play again in march
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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All my ex GFs are on there or other easily accessible social media. A few have actually stalked me.
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I haven't, many old people don't have computers or have one but barely use it. Or they shun Facebook, I go on it rarely myself, or they have every privacy turned on, or you can't remember how to spell their last name.

I have actually found quite a few. A good number of them showed up in obituaries...their own or a relatives. I've found a few old friends from high school too but most of them don't seem inclined to stay in touch much. We keep up with each other through Facebook but that's it. I am mostly on there to keep up with far flung extended family or I'd never know what's going on with any of them!
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Found three myself.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yup. From middle school in a different state.
We have really reconnected (several of us).
It's great!!!!
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