Once upon a time... some time before 2007 the web was a very different place. It was more static, like a large library; rather than the constant interactive experience it is today, a giant constant conversation. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, Friends Reunited, GoodReads, FourSquare, GetGlue.
I can't imagine what I used the internet for before Facebook, Twitter and the like burst onto the scene. I have an add-on in Firefox which constantly chides me for my 'unproductive' (use of social media) internet time. I seem to be doing quite well so far today as only 78% of my time has been distracting browsing.
Having recently spent a month sick in bed my iPhone and lap-top connected me with world by means of Facebook, Twitter and the rest.
I use Facebook to keep up with friends and family; like a giant photo album/newsletter. Twitter I use for current events, chatting, and generally idling away hours.
This blog now even has its own Facebook page. Do drop by and 'Like' us.