Facebook helps, hinders high-school reunions

Facebook has revolutionized the way we communicate — and class reunions have changed because of it. Some people keep in close touch electronically with almost daily updates online, so they don’t feel compelled to buy a ticket and travel across town — or across the country — to see former classmates. For others, enthusiasm for an event that’s promoted among friends on Facebook can be the tipping point in making the decision to attend.

Edith Wagner, editor of Reunions Magazine, has heard both sentiments from her readers. She doesn’t understand why someone would find Facebook to be a replacement for seeing people in person.

via Facebook helps, hinders high-school reunions – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The reporter’s phrasing makes it sound like Wagner didn’t listen very well. If she really did hear sentiments from both sides, then she should understand the opposing view, even if she doesn’t agree with it.