Check the other menu items under ‘Social’. In summary, the ‘Social’ aspects of Internetworks drove the Internet since its inception. For me, I started using email in 1983. Email was part of the Office Power products at CCI in Rochester, New York. Our system administrator managed to connect us with the Internet, because CCI was a software development / engineering company.
The company and the world quickly realized, even then, that communications using email, messages, news, electronic file transfer were efficient and timely means to accelerating both business and individual enlightenment. ‘Back in the day’, the guiding principles of using the Internet were honestly, lack of direct commercial solicitation and respectful interaction. These were summed up in Net Etiquette (netiquette), as a formal RFC.
The evolution of social networking is making Internet communications more accessible and expanding the reach of Internet advertising, social behavioral analysis and other economic interests. Its a basic problem created by commercializing the Internet, and eliminating much of the guidance for behavior on the Internet, as fundamental to using it. Most users recognize the value of mutual respect and other Netiquette behavior. I’ve chosen to continue to list those guidelines for historical and reference reasons.
CSR or Aspenworks have been on the Internet since 1986 – as a Social network user and contributor, as well as on most of the emerging and submerging new Social networks. The value of technology is measured by the value it presents in reducing suffering, and sharing joy.
I’ve created many new Internet social networking services, pages – from dialup connection providers, to digital broadband services and devices, to social groups and applications for broadband mobility. You’ll find examples in this web site.