People like to complain about social media, and the loss of privacy, etc. However, please remember what it now makes possible more often than not at cost to the individual.
On Saturday, along with 8 other of my first grade classmates we will hold a mini-reunion. It was 50 years ago this week that we "graduated" from first grade. Our school was known (now closed) at the UMD Lab School. The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Elementary Education has arranged for us to have a tour of our old building, and we will be joined by our first grade teacher, Mr. Robert Higgins. How cool is that!
Thus, the next time you complain about Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., please remember what these tools make possible. These tools are a fantastic asset. One need only be careful with one's own privacy settings.