We both had tickets to see the Smashing Pumpkins headline Lollapalooza ‘94 in our respective cities that summer and agreed to share our photos from the concert.
Technology had yet to find a way to share photos on the internet so we made photocopies at Kinko’s and snail mailed them to each other.
Social media has become an integral part of modern society.
There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries.
Then you’d walk through the virtual gates and let the fun begin: Red Baron, Mini Golf, Paintball, or Boogers in Sierra Land.
Usenets let users post articles or posts (referred to as “news”) to newsgroups.
Usenets have no centralized server or dedicated administrator, setting them apart from most BBSs and forums.
Usenets are mostly responsible for the development of newsreader clients, which are the precursor to RSS feed readers so commonly used to follow blogs and news sites today. Groups use many of the conventions established by the original usenet systems. Originally these were primarily hosted on personal computers and users had to dial in through the host computer’s modem.
There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there.
There are sites to share photos, videos, status updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends.