Breaking News! If you consider a social network that is 100 years breaking news. I saw this commercial recently about Coleman Company stating they had created the first social network. For those of you who do not know who they are, the company makes camping gear, such as Coleman tents, Coleman Lamps, Coleman Grills.
So, how do they figure they started the first social network? They feel that when people started camping using their gear that it was an early social network. We are not talking about flashy graphics and an web interface network. Instead, we are talking about the old fashioned sit down and talk with people type of social network. It just goes to prove that social networking has more to do with people bonding and forming relationships than fancy gadgets and technological know how.
Question: Now that we know that social networking has been around for 100 years, I just want to know when was your first experience with social networking?