Monday, February 15, 2010
Friends and Facebook
Facebook is pretty amazing. We all have friends - personal/social friends, friends from school, friends from work, friends we've met in pursuit of hobbies or interests, friends of friends, and so on. It was on Facebook that I found out by commenting on the new TV Show, Past Life, that a personal friend believed in past lives. This was a topic we had never discussed before, and I was just shocked to find my 'professional' life inter-mingling with a personal friendship. And it is always fun to look at the mutual friends, as sometimes there is a surprise. I recently noticed that a friend I met during a training, who had grown up in the same area as I did, is friends with one of my friends from school. Now, really it shouldn't be that surprising, as West Seattle really has a small town atmosphere, but still, it surprised me. Maybe I really am a 'friend' of Kevin Bacon's. I'm three degrees of separation from Donald Trump, so surely I can be connected to Kevin in some way. Why not - Julie Andrews, Sam Elliot, Kelsey Grammar and others are already my friends.