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Today's been a Facebook kind of day...


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Blog by Bettina Reid Personal Real Estate Corporation | February 2nd, 2012


The power of facebook to connect people from far and wide. Strangers and acquaintances, old friends and new ones. I thought today's entry might be worth chatting about since my day was filled with chatter on and about facebook.

This morning I attended a seminar about how to improve your business presence on facebook and do it effectively. I came away with some great tips from Tod Maffin - fellow Canadian, social media and technology guru.

Then there's the personal aspect that has transformed the world as we know it and continues to do so on a daily basis. So much so that Facebook filed to go public on Wednesday.

Over the past few days I have been commenting and enjoying the dialogue with people I went to school with as they prepare for a French Immersion reunion. It's not your typical highschool reunion where many people going would be the ones that graduated together. In fact only a small group of those attending will have graduated together. What's different for us is that we were the 1st French Immersion class in Brampton, Ontario. We were essentially the guinea pigs to see if French Immersion would work in our community. We started in kindergarden and most of us went to school together as you would in a small town all growing up together. It wasn't until highschool that we all started to go our separate ways as some continued in French Immersion, others went mainstream. Since we came from all over our community to go to the only French Immersion elementary then senior public school (as they call Middle school in Ontario), once you switched out of French you had to go to each of your perspective highchools within your own boundaries. That's where many of us parted ways. It wasn't until facebook caught on and slowly over the years a few of us have re-connected and over the last few days it has been fun to see everyone go down memory lane. I don't feel old but it is funny to go back to kindergarden and start to remember things from a lifetime ago.

What kind of facebook experiences have you had, feel free to share your stories with us. Have you re-connected with old friends, gained a new client or maybe even found a long lost family member?