I've been building websites since 1997 and nurturing a social media addiction before it had a name. I grew up  modding Xboxes, mailing CD-Rs filled with programs and music to people around the world, and forging friendships over IRC and Usenet. 

The services have changed, but not much else has. 

My Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr timelines are basically a compendium of carefully constructed puns, curated collection of cool dogs, and collection of quasi-cerebral essays. And they've allowed me to maintain old friendships while forging new ones wherever I go in the world.