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    Question Friends Reunited and the like

    Our school has a major anniversary next year and we want to invite as many former staff and pupils as possible to a party.

    Suggestions of websites where we might be able to find these people would be gratefully received.

    Many thanks in advance

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    facebook?

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    yeah facebook should be all you need

    its insanely popular and the vast majority of people have an account. Only difficulty comes when trying to find people who have changed their name

    Friends Reunited, while ok, was a fad that loads registered for but barely any check the thing now. at least with Facebook people log in quite regularly

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    I'm boycotting Facebook because I don't like the new layout.

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    Our school had recently launched its own Former Pupils Assosciation facebook page which has had over 100 former pupils join in 1 month

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    Being over the age of 40... I know very little about FaceBook... especially as its blocked at school!

    Is there a specific type of logon to create for a former Pupils page? Or do you create a personal account and adapt it?

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    have started a separate thread for the Facebook question
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 10th October 2008 at 05:23 PM.

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    Friends Reunited recently revamped things by dropping the whole £5 annual fee to send messages and a lot of folks are returning to the fold so don't discount it completely.

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    Friends Reunited, Facebook, MySpace and Bebo are used quite a lot as well.
    As far as I can see, if you sign up to Facebook and then log in , you will see an option called 'groups' which gives you the chance to create one.
    You could also look up significant people - eg head girls or staff names.
    I would have thought Friends Reunited would be better for the 'older' people!!

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    I got brave with FaceBook and have an account.

    There was already a group set up by former pupils, so I've contacted the admin. There are 15 members of the group.

    As for Friends Reunited, there are 250 former pupils, the oldest was a pupil in 1923! Ican work this site, as I'm already a memeber, so I've kicked that one off already!

    bebo has about 30 former puils, but they have all left in the last 5 years.

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    Glad to be of help! Let us know how many you finally track down

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