The internet age has completely revolutionized the way we communicate with one another. For many, social networks are the primary means of communication with loves ones. Social media also lets you reach out to old friends with whom you’ve lost touch with over time in a way that was never possible before. Chances are good your old friend has a profile on one of the major social networks, and they will probably be excited to hear from you! If you are hoping to rekindle your friendship, there are several tools that can help facilitate the process. Here are four easy ways to find your old friends online.
Look them up by email
Many of the most widely used social networking sites allow you to easily look up users by email address. So if you have an email that you’ve used in the past for an old friend, simply enter it into the sites social search engine and you’re likely to find them quickly! The big name networks such as Twitter and Facebook offer features that allow you to do an email search. Twitter actually lets you upload your address book so you can find friends quickly and easily. Facebook offers a similar feature, but if you prefer not to upload your entire address book you can simply type in a friends’ email to their search box. Matching results appear instantly!
Look them up on people search
Have you ever used a people search website? Sites such as MyLife.com offer people search engines that make it easy to quickly reconnect with old friends. You just simply sign up for an account, type their name into the search field, and you can contact them directly from the site or through their social media profiles. Chances are they will probably be excited that you’ve gotten back in touch! People search is a great way to reach out to old friends and family members. You may even be surprised to find out they live nearby!
Look for them in your friends’ followers or friend lists
The simplest way to connect with old friends is often overlooked. Sometimes you don’t even have to upload your contacts, do an email search, or conduct a people search to find your old friends. All it takes is a quick visit to a friends’ profile and a glance through their friend list. You are probably already friends with people from grammar school, high school, and college on social media. If you are hoping to reconnect with mutual friends from years past, try searching friends of friends first! This may be the best way to reconnect with your long lost friends online.
Years ago, it was much more difficult to get back in touch with old friends as the years passed. But the internet age has made it simple. There are several ways that you can reach out to old friends, acquaintances, and long lost family members on the web. If you are committed to reconnecting, try starting with a quick email look up on the major social networks, doing a little sleuthing with a people search, or checking out your old friends’ profiles to see who they’re connected with. Social media has opened many doors for those seeking to rekindle friendships from the past.
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