Many social networking sites have family clubs. Any person who is named Smith can join the Smith Family club, for example. Now there is no excuse for missing the next big family reunion. How many long-lost relatives and former kindergarten friends have met up again, thanks to these sites?
People who join such sites are invariably amazed at how they are reconnecting with those they had lost contact with. Grandparents no longer have to miss their grandchildren growing up in a foreign land. They can stay in touch and watch them grow through these sites, email and instant messengers.