Get online and plug into your relationships
by Zoey Duncan
With a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and dedication to your relationship, these tips will help you keep in touch whenever you’re apart.
• Spice up your Facebook time by sending personal video messages.
• Have a video date. Find a recipe together and video chat while you’re cooking it. Chat while you eat dinner, and wind down the evening by watching a film together, synced so that you’re watching things unfold at the same second as your partner.
• If long-distance fees are a problem, use Google Voice (through Gmail) to call a friend and leave a voicemail.
• Start a blog so that you can communicate to all your friends at once. Include photos and even videos to bring them virtually closer to you. If you’re trying to keep in touch with a group of friends who are out of touch for the same reason — say, on internships — consider starting a group blog.