Man has always been a social animal and hence, has always lived in complex social structures. The Internet added a new dimension to this aspect through the concept of social media websites.
How It All Started
As the Internet began to permeate into every home, teenagers found a new way of expression via the Internet. One way teens found of sharing common interests with other like-minded teenagers was through MySpace. This mode of expression had no immediate checks or rules clamped on by adults-- parents actually felt safer having their teenagers play on their computers at home instead of partying outside.
Teenagers as well as adults found MySpace to be exceptionally fast and viable way of communicating with one another. They could use Myspace --and now Facebook or Second Life-- to interact with one another, to share files with one another, and to coach one another into the fulfillment of their dreams.
The popularity of social networking websites grew with the need for the teenagers to have a space of their own, away from the prying eyes of their parents and other