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5 Ways Technology Has Improved Family Communications


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Creating Virtual Family Gathering Spots

Social networking is a boon to families everywhere. In fact, the typical Facebook user boasts an average of 130 friends and family members, and although Facebook is arguably the most popular social networking site, it isn't the only one out there by a long shot. It is, however, a good place to post photos of your last family vacation and wax philosophical about the many uses for that last sliver of soap-on-a-rope. It's also a handy place to check in on Aunt Minnie from Poughkeepsie to see how her sciatica is doing, or learn the latest news about this summer's family reunion. Photo sites, blogs and other social sites like Twitter offer families the chance to keep in touch or reconnect with loved ones regardless of geography. These communications tools are often free and intuitive to use.