ONCE UPON A time, social media was simply an exciting medium that connected one person to another — even on opposite ends of the globe. It was an innovative tool that helped bridge conversations and thus relationships, connecting people and allowing friendship circles to grow exponentially in no time at all. Fast forward to now, and it's mind-boggling what the term encompasses.
In a sense, "social media" has been around for ages, if you consider the invention of the telegraph, the telephone and, then, primitive versions of emails and chatrooms in the late 20th century. But what I'm really talking about when I refer to social media, is the tremendous number of social networking sites that rules our world today. And although most people can't imagine life without them, it's tough to deny that they are also upending our lives in a fanatical way.