The evolution of social networks

It’s been a long time since I’ve logged in to Facebook. In fact, I haven’t ever done it on the computer I’m using today, which I purchased sometime last year. Which is not to say that I don’t recognize the value of social networks (after all, I co-hosted both the world’s first Twitter conference and one of the first Facebook conferences). But I’ve come to realize that the vast majority of the value that I enjoyed early on from those platforms was entirely drawn from finding and conversing with other people on the network.

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