Comment on tbt: comparing and contrasting the motivations of early internet users to social media users of today by Joe

What strikes me hard as well is the idea of keeping in touch with people from the past. Although a select few were active on virtual communities, it’s crazy to think how difficult it was to keep in touch. Of course people sent letters back and forth, but it wasn’t nearly as easy as a quick fb message or text. That being said, I wonder how people value past relationships now, even though they’re so easily accessible. Not to get all STS (lol), but I wonder how behavior has changed now that it’s so easy to get back in touch with people from the past (possibly caring less because it doesn’t take as much of an time/energy investment).