Do you instantly share your amazing dinner on Instagram? Post about your political opinion on Facebook? Find a liked-minded community through LinkedIn? Perhaps our ancestors had similar feelings about their social networking systems.
While part of online social networking is creating an identity, the main purpose is to create connections with others and add to the conversation. In today’s hypercaffeinated online world, we get excited if a celebrity or important organization re-tweets us. We feel part of something, connected to a person or idea that expands our sense of self. Continue reading