Facebook has so much including changed how birth announcements are done today.
100 years ago – A fancy card with a stork (it was always the stork who brought babies)
50 years ago – A telegram from the Post Office
10 years ago – An email to all your friends
Today – A blow-by-blow account of Facebook updates
Doesn’t anybody send cards anymore?
* Stork photo: BY-NC-SA columnfive www.flickr.com/photos/35221084@N08/3639994206
* Baby photo: BY-NC-SA digitaldefection www.flickr.com/photos/digitaldefection/143033883
* Telegram: BY-SA barbourians www.flickr.com/photos/barbourians/5943639860
With the rapid change and growth in technology in society today, it is important to be aware of such advances and take advantage where possible. For example, over the last few years, social networking has become increasingly popular. Overtime, it has become the way the 21st century communicates.
In this social networking industry, there are many big market player social sites. Namely, Facebook, MXit, Twitter, MySpace and Skype are a few of the really influential sites to date. The use thereof, whether it is of a personal or professional nature, if used correctly, it can generate great satisfaction and if not, it can have just as many drawbacks. When used smartly, however, a great deal of benefits can be enjoyed.
On a personal aspect, social networks link people with the same interests, goals, and backgrounds. It forms as a means to reconnect with friends and family and build and maintain relationships. As mentioned previously, certain rights are relinquished once information is published on such sites. This is when the privacy and security start becoming an issue.
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