Even if you wish to stay connected to your friends and relatives, there are quite many ways. Join a social networking site like My Space or FaceBook to share ideas. These will help you connect to people across the global spectrum. You can also look to upload your pictures and images. You can use You Tube to upload the latest in your life. Your loved ones can insert the right keywords and find you there. They can also offer feedbacks. Internet has also opened virtual chat lines through which you can keep in touch with all kind of people. This can also include simple acquaintances. The chat rooms are ideal as you can also voice-chat and use web cam to show your expressions while talking.