Social networking, also loosely refereed to as social media, is a relatively new phenomenon created by the rise of web 2.0 websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Sure there were similar sites before and there are similar websites after, but these three are the big three when it comes to socializing on the internet.
Want to know how they went about social networking in, say, the 16th century? Check it out:
[via Wrong Hands]