Seeing other people
This is the central question in an article by Jesse Ashlock in Print Magazine, that provides a quick history of social networking.
“What all of these developments indicate is that social networking has become something much greater than a list of our interests and our friends. Itâ€™s about managing the ever-expanding number of social applications weâ€™re using every day in ways that are meaningful and intelligible to us. While there are sure to be growing pains along the way, the end result should be users who are more empowered to be designers, curators, creatorsâ€”masters of their online universe.”