Social Networking sites have been around since 1997 when Sixdegrees.com launched the very first site which allowed you to stay in touch with friends. Now they are a worldwide phenomenon that has changed the face of how people interact with each other but at the same time making our lives very public. Some people see this as a good thing (most of them have slight to extreme narcissistic tendencies), some see it as a way to make money, some see it as a way to get information out in real time about government violence, some even see it as a way to get back at an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend by posting horrible photos of them.
But no matter what anyone thinks or says about Social Networking it has changed our lives forever and will remain a large influence in on the evolution of media for many years to come. But what are the best sites out there, not only based on size but usability and all round coolness?