Social media and me
|June 21, 2011||Filled under travel|
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Thanks to Social media I stay connected with my classmates from high school and universities, friends which I met in different countries and events. Scattered around the world, in Canada, Israel, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, and Mexico, we rarely get together. We do, however, reconnect on social media portals where we share our stories, post pictures, and reminisce about old days. We help each other find jobs and apartments, recommended doctors and lawyers, suggest farmers markets and designer stores, share parenting tips and recipes.
We discuss future and past trips. We plan trips. When I went to school in Germany, we travelled through Germany and Netherlands, France and Belgium, England, and Luxembourg. It was so easy to organize a bus or a train tour. One of us will come up with an idea and the rest will help with the planning, all through social media. We would discuss what kind of train to take to Trier and at which mall in Düsseldorf we should meet for a shopping trip. Social media made it possible for us, living in different parts of the country, to coordinate a trip and find ourselves in the same place without ever discussing it on the phone.
And even if I never made it to some places in Europe, like Montenegro, I virtually visited it based on the stories and pictures from my friends:
What country in Europe would you like to visit the most?