There was a time when I scoffed at Facebook. There was a time when I kicked sand in the face of MySpace (RIP). There was even a time when I laughed at Friendster, the first social networking site, although the joke was on me for even having an account on it.
And that’s because there was a time when I thought it was absurd to try to replicate my precious real-life friendships on the internet. Surely social networking sites were for people who didn’t have real social lives or friends? Because if they did, they’d be out with them, not sitting at home alone with their computer. Continue Reading →