Recently I’ve received a number of spam emails entitled “Will Facebook kill the high-school reunion?”
I believe that high-school reunions are a very American notion, much like the high-school prom, and as such are fairly alien to cultures outside the US and an adopted “tradition” that has crossed the Atlantic within living memory.
Now I could go off on an ill-informed diatribe about such invented traditions, where people in English-speaking Europe assume US traditions as their own under the full belief that these traditions exist in their own cultures thanks to a smorgasbord of US film and TV providing rich historical and social details about these traditions viewed through the eyes of the participants as a backdrop rather than in analysis. But I won’t. My point is somewhat different.
Facebook will never kill the high-school reunion because Facebook does not serve beer.