19 Using Social Media to Find Old Friends

A screenshot of a social media platform is shown, where a search is being performed. The Filter options are along the left, while the search results are beside, occupying most of the screens.

In this chapter, you learn various tips and techniques that help you connect with long-lost friends on social media.

➔ Choosing the Right Social Network

➔ Searching for Specific Friends

➔ Searching for Friends from Your Hometown, School, or Workplace

➔ Looking for Mutual Friends

➔ Looking for Friends in Facebook Groups

The primary reason most people use social media is to keep in touch with family and friends. I’ve found Facebook and other social networks to be great places to get back in touch with people I haven’t seen in years. I’ve become newfound “friends” with people I used to work with, old ...

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