Meeting people really used to be different. Earlier tonight, I was remembering one time early in first year uni (2007). Long-time readers of this blog would know that in my first couple of years of uni I spent a lot of time at the Unibar, and made some really, really great friends there (Unibar Crew 4eva!)
|That was a fun weekend. This photo is stuck on my wall :)|
These days, that wouldn't happen. When you make friends with someone, you add them on Facebook, and unless they're German or applying for jobs, they most likely have their full name on there. They also have their workplace, where they went to uni, photos from that holiday to Bali: all of which you can have a look at, then try to act like you don't already know that they work at xyz, or that they grew up in A but went to uni in B.
|Fringe opening night 2008. We shared a bottle of duty-free vodka and pretended to be buildings. These were the first photos I uploaded to Facebook.|
|Herbie's birthday 2009. Happy birthday my dear!|
Actually, I kind of miss that. That you had to talk to people to find out stuff about them, that you couldn't just scroll through your feed to find out about what your friends are up to. I think it led to very genuine friendships - not that the friendships I've made since Facebook took over the world aren't genuine - far from it. But it took more to become and stay friends - not just a quick search and a click.
|Carrickalinga Beach Friends ;)|
|German Club graduating friends 2013: I met Rick when talking on MSN was still cool.|