Social networking is exceptionally popular these days. Facebook, for example, at www.facebook.com continues to enjoy explosive growth. There are literally hundreds of genealogists communicating and networking on Facebook, and I count about 300 friends online at that site. MySpace (www.myspace.com) is another such facility with a large following of young people, and Twitter (twitter.com) has become a catchy site for messaging with your friends.
Before all of this online social networking, however, several generations of our ancestors relied on face-to-face social interaction and on their home telephones. (There were no cell phones in those days.) People attended schools and colleges and participated in all types of activities. They joined clubs, fraternities, and sororities; they played in bands and orchestras; they staged and acted in plays; and athletic sports of all types attracted males and females. Academic life was exciting. Fortunately a great many of the school activities that we and our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents participated in were somehow captured in yearbooks or annuals. Have you investigated this path yet?
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