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Separated sisters reunite through Facebook chat

Messages through Facebook recently united Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier who believe they are biological sisters who were separated at birth. According to an April 2013 Yahoo news report, Futerman is an actress who lives in Los Angeles and Bordier is a French student living in London.

To an extent, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and similar sites are breaking down geographical barriers by allowing users to connect with people around the world.
To an extent, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and similar sites are breaking down geographical barriers by allowing users to connect with people around the world.
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Bordier sent a Facebook message to Futerman after noticing some striking physical resemblance on a video-sharing site. The girls, who may be twin sisters separated during birth, were both born on November 19, 1987.

Both were placed in foster care and were adopted three months later by different families. Bordier and Futerman told their new social media fans that they plan on taking a DNA test to settle the biological cloud hanging over their heads.

Last year, Anais Bordier thanked her followers via Facebook for showing support for the sisters' new documentary "Twinsters". "Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal!! Sam and I can't wait to share our story with you, so please keep spreading the word and sharing!"

So far, the potential twins have raised more than $30,000 through a Kickstarter campaign so they can see each other and spend some quality time after nearly 25 years of separation.

However, those Kickstarter funds are likely to skyrocket given that news of their reunion have gone viral on the Internet since Monday. The "twinsters" was among the top trending stories on Yahoo's Trending Now blog as well as on social media analytics sites such as NewsWhip, and Farbod Sadeghian's VV Chart.

Social media accounts are making the world smaller. To an extent, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and similar sites are breaking down geographical barriers by allowing users to connect with people around the world.

Additionally, social sites are filled with personal information that identifies its users. That enables siblings and relatives to identify their common heritage and reunite as a family.