Cultivating Virtual Relationships in Social Networking

virtual relationships

The desire to feel connected is a basic human instinct. People do most things electronically, so why not nurture online relationships just as one would in person?

Associations, whether close or peripheral, allow people to form personal bonds, expand professional networks, and gain a general sense of connection and purpose. With advances in technology as well as changes in how and when business is conducted, the world has become increasingly interconnected. Continue reading

Tracing the Origins of Social Media Before the Advent of Facebook

social media before facebook

From its humble beginnings as a slow running personal bulletin board system, the social media revolution today is driving everything about news and information

If you think Social Media began with Facebook, or maybe MySpace, you should take a look at “The Complete History of Social Networking – CBBS to Twitter” which is online at Maclife.

CBBS? Yes, the creation of the first Computerized Bulletin Board System by two Chicago area geeks in 1978 — that’s when it all started, according to writer Michael Simon in the 2-webpage overview of the development of social networking and social media. Continue reading