Everyone now seems to be connected one way or another, with technology, we can reach anyone no matter how far the person is through the internet, gather any information through search engines (google) and stay connected with friends and love ones.
Serendipity is when someone finds something that they weren’t expecting to find. The word has been voted as one of the ten English words that were hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages. In the simplest of words, it means a “happy accident“. – twiki
Surprises is not common when you are living in the Social Networking world, you can even find who are the friends of your friends (mutual contacts), or persons with the same school, company, athletes, likes etc.. Seems like serendipity becomes more frequent than before. Some even found there significant one (boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband) through it. It seems that when you find someone with the same interest or birthdates as you that you can translate it as a destiny or somewhat meant for each other kind of thing, which can be funny because of our way of connecting or communicating through social network closes the gap of telling if it is a serendipity or just plain coincidence 🙂
For example, when you just found out that you and your crush has the same birthdate, we can call that serendipty (happy accident). But if you use online search who has the same birthdate as you which is quite easy through twiki (search google), that’s a coincidence.
You can also find interesting if some of your friends are mutual with your enemies (EX :), in-laws,hehe, not so close friend, etc) you named it :D.. We are guilty sometimes to get so much close to people we haven’t even met in person or just plain online mutual online friends,lol.. but the important here is just to maintain respect which other though (don’t stalk also, 😀 )
I will not be surprised though in the future that serendipity will be very seldom and rare with all the information going around and will just be an ordinary coincidence of similar events and occurrences in this cycle of life.. cheers 🙂