In the last two days, I ended up reconnecting with two dear friends with whom I’d lost touch — my fault in both cases — and I’m so happy I did. One of them I had tried to find in Google for sometime but she left no apparent shadow there; my shadow is long and so it’s through Google that she found me. I sat in a friend’s office two days ago and she got a call from a 30-year-ago lost boyfriend who said that Google was kinder to her than him. That sounds tantalizing. In generations to come, you’ll have your archive of FaceBook pages and the links that make up a life. It’ll be far harder to lose people. For my generation, we risk never reconnecting. But I’ll tell you that it’s also nice to find them. So go Google an old friend tonight.
by Jeff Jarvis