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9th-Jun-2007 11:28 am
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“Dear Internet. I know you're supposed to make it easier for me to stay in contact with friends, but I don't really know how to best use you for that. I currently have 2 very dear people who are on another freakin continent & I just can't bring myself to make the necessary electronic small talk to get in touch with them. Like just today I spent ___ with an old friend of mine who I got together with & just sent me a short email, would you like to meet up for dinner, & it worked! But that doesn't work for people who are far away. Do you, dear Internet, have any tips? Thanks.”

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9th-Jun-2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
IM is good, when timing can be arranged.

Instead of small talk, maybe send a photo of something interesting or funny you saw today.
11th-Jun-2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
I don't believe the internet necessarily makes it easier to stay in contact with people, it just creates more immediately gratifying means of communication provided that you can make the time to use it (which many of us fail to do in todays high speed no vacation American way of life - see USA today from the last couple of days - average US vacation days - 14 rest of the world 24 and up). And I think they said we work the most hours in a day as well (or close to it).

OK personal opinions/beliefs aside. I recommend doing it the old fashioned way. Pick up the phone and call them. It worked before the internet I don't see why it can't work now. Also, now you can pick up the phone from anywhere, so not being at home isn't even an issue. :)

Food for thought.
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