The development of social media started off with simple platforms such as sixdegrees.com. Unlike instant messaging clients, such as ICQ and AOL's AIM, or chat clients like IRC, iChat or Chat Television, sixdegrees.com was the first online business that was created for real people, using their real names. Social media enables you to widen your net, but I find that in most cases those relationships are much shallower than real-life ones (and as I mentioned to another commenter, the exception is when those social media relationships actually expand beyond social media — phone calls, emails, and time spent face-to-face when possible).
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