Make a list of friends you want to reconnect with
In order to reconnect with your old friends, the first step is to write down the names of the buddies you miss. Try to add all the information in front of the names, which can be helpful in searching for them.
A huge percentage of literate people use social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. Search for your friends with their full names on these sites. Chances are high that you would be able to find those old friends, who do not have high privacy settings. If you have the email addresses of your old friends, it will make your search extremely easy.
Social networking sites offer public pages as well. If your school or college has an official Facebook or Twitter page, you will definitely find many of your old friends there.
Search on internet
Apart from the social media, you can effectively use some search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN to reconnect to your old friends. Write all the information you have about the old friends on the search bar and then closely go through the search results. You may find many people with the same name; therefore, you would have to go through the results slowly to find your friends.
Find an old phonebook or diary
Go through your storeroom, bags or cupboards to find any of your old phonebook or diaries. There is a chance that some of your old friends would be using the same phone numbers.
Ask other friends
If you are in contact with any of your old friends or you are able to find even one of them, do not forget to ask about others to see if he or she is still in touch with them.