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1. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y


I was just wondering if any of you TP regulars use Facebook. I have noticed it seems to be rapidly growing and spreading, and I have found myself getting addicted recently, each time one of my "long lost" travel buddies or school friends or even distant cousins, replies to a friendship request.

At first i considered it to be just for young Uni students keeping in touch with old high school friends, but more and more people I know are on it. It has also been good for keeping up with people I met travelling.

What do you think? Are any of you members of other sites that work in the same social network way?

If you are a member, you'll find me there as Clara Yate from Sheffield...Do say hello.:)


2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Yup! I bit the bullet and plugged myself in to Facebook a few weeks back. It's been intereting finding old friends and seeing who knows who, although it gets a bit stagnant at times. There's even a TP group there for us groupies who can't get enough!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Hey Clara - we're now friends!

I joined Facebook because Hien sent an invitation and Tina was chatting about it a couple of weeks ago. So, being the somewhat anti-social but curious person that I am, I joined. Hien alerted Reuters.

I don't know if it's a generational thing or that the people I have known/met are just not the type(s) to join Facebook. The only people there that I know are also TPers. Maybe that will change over time, but for the moment, I'm not really understanding the big draw. (Maybe I am just that anti-social...)

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

Ha! I'm not alone then.

I was getting sporadic invites from people, and mostly just ignoring them. Then a girl from Wales that I met in NZ sent me an invite. I had long since lost her email address so I figured that I would accept and at least be able see what she has been up to. Well that worked, and now I'm secretly becoming addicted to the site. I can't say I have it all figured out, and let's be honest, my high school and college friends are not exactly Facebooks demographic. But in terms of tracking down random people I met traveling, it's been fantastic!

How do you join the TP group? I am currently without group which is kind of depressing. How do I find Hien? I can tag him in some of my photos! I'm up to like 15 friends now though and for an old codger, I'm thinking that's pretty good.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 4, 2007, at 1:31 PM by john7buck ]

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Facebook? Never heard of it - seriously!

Oh, but thanks for the invites

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5906 posts) 9y

To join the TP group, first log in then go to this page: group

We have a whopping 35 members already ;)

7. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

I'm on.

8. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Hang on.... You join facebook to get in touch with TPers???

Am I getting old or what's the story there???

{Phil goes back to deleting any invitation to social websites except the ones that have to do with Interspecies Erotica}

9. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting Pardus

Hang on.... You join facebook to get in touch with TPers???


[ Edit: Edited on Jun 5, 2007, at 8:39 AM by Q' ]

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 9y

kay so i gave in and joined facebook,,.... are any of you guys on bebo, we could set up a tp area there too.....start taking over the world...