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22nd-Nov-2010 01:37 am
I received birthday wishes...
...by phone from 3 people.
...by IM from 1 person.
...by SMS from 1 person
...by email from 2 people.
...in person from about 8 people.
...on facebook from 60 people.
22nd-Nov-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
I suspect the fact that Facebook tells you that your friends are having a birthday and you can see any mutual friends wishing them well is the reason.
22nd-Nov-2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
What is the world coming to?!?
22nd-Nov-2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
And some people just COMPLETELY FORGOT! I'm sorry and Happy Birthday to both you and Cally.
22nd-Nov-2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
... and LJ reminded me, but I forgot to wish you a happy birthday! Happy belated birthday!
22nd-Nov-2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
You still beat my numbers by a longshot. :)
Not that I'm counting or anything.
22nd-Nov-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I friend about 3 times as many people as you do on facebook, which I"m sure accounts for the difference. It wasn't the overall numbers so much as the overwhelming primacy of facebook as the communication medium that I thought was interesting.
22nd-Nov-2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know, and I agree, too. I am *much* better about other peoples' birthdays on facebook than I am any other way, because it really is easier, both to remember and to do anything about.
23rd-Nov-2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh crud! I knew it was coming up and blew it! Happy belated birthday to you and Cally!
23rd-Nov-2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Facebook has the edge because it announces birthdays in a relatively prominent place. I bet if someone had mentioned it at Dave's party you would have gotten another dozen or so in-person wishes. Or imagine if you had worn a button saying "it's my birthday today!"...
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