The very purpose of the Internet (every blog, website and virtual gathering place within it) is to let people connect, communicate, and collaborate.
That said, the concept behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking tools isn’t new. These sites just give us new, easy-to use ways to do what we’ve always wanted to do online — exchange ideas and information. The Internet has always been social, and it always will be.
Here’s a handy timeline that might dispel any further historical myths about the true nature of the Internet, and where we’re all going with it, together…
Via Lauren Moss