Facebook, the social networking site that took the country by storm not too long ago, with the world soon following the trend, is the first name that comes to mind for keeping in touch with friends, new and old, in the digital age. How to find your friends on Facebook, the people that you have lost touch with, people that had moved on after school, had gotten jobs in other cities or countries, can be done with a few clicks of the mouse, and little keyboard interaction. All it takes is a computer or internet-accessing PDA (personal data assistant), like the new 3-G and 4-G phones. Wait a few months, and applications will be available for the new 5-G phones, surley soon to be on the shelves soon.
Facebook allows people to post their inner-most thoughts, display the books they read, the music the listen to, the concerts they go to, the toothpaste they use. There seems to be no end to what some people will post, but that is the fun of it, as it is mostly done with humorous intentions. And, every once in a while, you get a friend-request from someone that you were very close to, and who you lost touch with long ago, as your life swallowed your time and the days turned into years.
In order to find your friends on Facebook, simply log into your Facebook account, then select “Friends” from your main Facebook page. Above the icon for “All Connections” is a “Search Friends” box. Right-click the mouse with the cursor inside the search box, and enter your lost friend’s names, one at a time. There should be a return of a selection of people with the same name, along with the cities that they live in to choose from.
You can send the ones that look like they may be your friends a friend-request, and if they are the person you are looking for, that is exactly what Facebook was designed for; keeping in touch with people that you have lost touch with. Along with the friend-request notification, you can send a short note, asking the person if they are who you think they are, introduce yourself and ask if they know or remember you. They can either accept or deny your friend-request. If the people that you send friend-requests to deny your invitation, they can either send you a note telling why they denied it, for example because they are not the person you are looking for, or simply not reply to your request.
When you send a friend-request from Facebook, the people that you select from the menu that is displayed after entering your friend’s names into the search box, those people will receive an invitation email from Facebook, in your name, with the note that you wrote to them in the invitation process. You may also receive these notifications from people that you have lost touch with, and in order to accept, simply select “Confirm Friend Request Invitation” from the received email, and your friend will receive your note. They can then either accept or deny your friend request.
Happy friend hunting.