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  • View Poll Results: What would your dominant method of keeping in contact with your family be?
    not going
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    At uni but don't really communicate
    5
    5.81%
    frequent visits either way
    20
    23.26%
    email
    23
    26.74%
    IM
    10
    11.63%
    VOIP (e.g. skype)
    10
    11.63%
    Blog
    1
    1.16%
    facebook
    19
    22.09%
    twitter
    0
    0%
    Vblog
    0
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    mobile (texts)
    26
    30.23%
    telephone
    25
    29.07%
    Mobile (calls)
    44
    51.16%
    letter
    4
    4.65%
    commuting so N/A
    3
    3.49%
    other
    1
    1.16%

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    If you are at uni or planning to go in september...

    What is / what do you think will be your most dominant method of communication between you and your family?

    I reckon skype and the occassional visit!
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    guessing mobile phone e-mail probably odd text now and again.
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    Mobile phone either phoning or texting, possibly the odd email, a visit every few weeks and maybe a the odd MMS.
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    I went home a few times a term and called home/they called me most days.
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    For my family I would use the telephone but for my mates I will use facebook.
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    Frequent visits, skype, email, facebook & blog + the odd text/mobile call
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    Write a lengthy letter with my pot of ink and fountain pen. Then i'll wax seal it, and hand it into the post office for a safe deliver...

    Naw, Skype is a good idea. And visiting depends on how far away you are. I know im not going to see my folks every weekend!
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    I talk to my dad about twice per term and my mum perhaps three, all by phone. No contact with any other family member.
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    I call them once a term, to tell them to come pick me up.
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    I barely say 10 words a day to my parents as it is, I can't imagine talking to them much when I live a 6 hour drive away. I'll be back up in holidays I guess, but for friends/ gymnastics rather than family :p:
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    phone call every few weeks or the occasional email.
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    Well when I was living abroad during my gap year, we kept in contact via msn once a week. But that was more a case of me having nothing to do on Wednesday afternoons and her wanting to be reassured I hadn't been caught up in any riots or something. Also, international phone calls are expensive.

    My dad will be working just around the corner from where I'll be at uni, so I guess we'll meet up for lunch occasionally. And I can msn/text my mum if we need to speak or one of us fancies a chat.
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    Depends...

    Phone for my mum, dad and older relatives.

    Facebook for my extended family who are my age (cousins etc.)

    Email for my older brother

    Won't speak to my sister (she hates me, she's arrogant, rude, selfish and a general ****)
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    Text and email but no doubt that won't be enough for them.
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    Skype and email. Nice and free
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    Email for family unless they call me but even then the conversations will be short. Possibly a few exchanges by txt every now and then. Facebook for friends.
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    I've been home a lot in the past 2 years and always phoned or texted. For final year though I might use Skype more if my mum keeps her Skype phone.
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    Skype..... its free
 
 
 
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