Best way to find friends?

Myself and 2 friends purchased the game yesterday.
We would like to build/survive together.

Is there a good way to find specific people?
No one in game seems to have an answer.
We’ve resorted to following a shore line in hopes of running into each other.
Unfortunately the world is so huge its not exactly ideal.
We’ve both been running for so long we haven’t seen a creature of any type for a good deal of time now. :frowning:

We are probably going to starve.
Please help. :slight_smile: