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Networking and Building Friendships on Social Media
If you meet someone and you want to get in touch with them later or learn more about them, a great way to do it is to get connected on social media platforms. Here are the most common social media platforms and how to find people on them.
Facebook—You can look up Facebook users by entering their first and last name, their phone number, their school name and graduation year, their company, or their email address into the search bar. Another way, if you have mutual friends, is to go to your mutual friend’s page and search through their friends list until you find the person you’re looking for.
Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat—You can try searching their name in the search bar, though this doesn’t always work because people don’t always have their real names attached to these accounts. If the person was in the same location or at the same event as you, you could try searching through location tags. Searching location tags can be tedious, but you might find them if they happened to post something tagged with the location or event where you met them.
How Can I Connect with People Through Social Media If I Don’t Know Their Name, Number, or Username?
Have you ever met someone, forgot to ask them for their name or phone number, and later wished you knew how to get into contact with them?
Maybe a stranger helped you chase after your dog through the park when he escaped from his leash, and you want to thank them. Perhaps someone “paid it forward” and bought your coffee as a random gesture of kindness. Or you struck up a conversation with someone at an event, but then they got swept into the crowd before you could exchange contact information or finish your conversation.
Technology makes it easier to connect with people. But traditional methods have their limitations. To call or text someone, you need to know their phone number. To add them as a friend on Facebook, you need to know their name. To add them on Snapchat, Twitter, or Instagram, you need to know their handle or username—which might have their name attached to it, but it might be totally different.
To get around this confusion and find people more easily, you need a new social media platform. Don’t get us wrong—there’s nothing wrong with the existing formats! Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram all have a place. And, brand-new social media platforms are sure to appear as time goes on, maybe even dethroning the social media giants. Keep your favorite social media platform around—just keep an open mind to the new ones!
UnzeenU: Expanding the Possibilities for Networking and Connecting
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With this new communications platform, you don’t have to know your recipient’s name, phone number, or personal details—though, you can send messages based on name or phone number. You can send messages based on the person’s location, timestamps, events attended, vehicle registration number, and more. Visit UnzeenU.com to learn more.