You mostly agreed with me that media is indeed a language.
Although the ‘social’ has been appended onto it of late, it’s clear that for media to communicate (ahem, which, I presume, is the point), it must inherently be social.
Here is a fabulous infographic from CopyBlogger showing just how social media, and Internet as a whole, has always been.
As I was going through the infographic, I was mentally plotting my own history against the various milestones.
In 2000, where ‘broadband became widely available’, I worked for telecom company, and recall writing the program that looked up whether DSL was available in that area based on a land line number you would enter.