Social networks are basically the “market squares” of today. Social networks have completely erased the necessity of physical social interaction with social interaction through ever-expanding networks. Social networking sites, be it Facebook, Twitter, or even Snapchat have made strides to connect not only teenagers, but every age group. Families are interconnected between countries, no distance can separate anybody with social networks.
With myself, I have many relatives in my home country of Poland. Before I ever made an account on a social networking website, the only real communication I had with my distant relatives was if I had gone to Poland to visit that. Social networking has allowed me to connect with my relatives across the ocean with not only ease, but efficiency. Social networks connect people in ways that were though unimaginable but a few decades ago
The amazing thing about social networks is that they bridge the gap of distance. Today we are able to communicate with anybody anywhere, which brings the extreme amount of communications and information transfer around the world. Because of social networks, ideas are forming and are constantly being put into use. We owe so much to social networks because they allow for overall human improvement. Without social networks, our world would only be a fraction of what it is now.
Ever since the beginning of the revolutionary idea “Web 2.0”, connection flourished. The internet was no longer one-sided when it came to communication. With Web 2.0, everyone can connect with each other and information spread quickly. Web 2.0 sparked connections between people thousand of miles away and brought people together in the matter of seconds. It is no surprise that as a 18 year old college student I frequently use the internet. I grew up with the internet. The internet has always been there for me whether it was to relax or cite for an essay. With Web 2.0, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter connect people all around the world. They let people share ideas and make connections.
With Facebook I personally was able to branch out and explore the world from the small monitor in my room. I was able to join social groups, participate in events in high school, and of course, express my interests and hobbies. Although I never experienced it, Web 1.0 did not have these capabilities. Web 2.0 ushered in a new age of “crowd sourcing”. With crowd sourcing, everyone contributes in sharing and viewing of information. In many of my classes in high school we use Web 2.0 practically every time we access the internet. We had online dictionaries, website for automatic citation, thesauruses, etc. Overall, Web 2.0 made the world more efficient in terms of communication. Without Web 2.0 today, the very foundation of society would crumble since this giant world-like hard drive would disappear.