The Social Web offers lots of opportunities for social networking. Through sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, you can connect with friends from real life, make new ones, and keep in touch with them. Also, through microblogging sites like Twitter, you can let your friends know what you’re up to any time of the day. It can get pretty addictive!
The Common Craft channel on YouTube has a series of clips explaining these (and many more) technologies in “plain English”. The following two clips are about social networking and microblogging: