Social Networking and Chess
Wikipedia says that..."A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others."
Of course, Chess.com itself is a social networking site - and the biggest chess site by far, bringing together all the chess community to celebrate our love for the game.
I joined Chess.com back in May 2007, a long time before I joined Facebook. This may be relatively unusual, especially since Facebook recently celebrated it's 5th birthday! However, I'm now an active Facebook user, and have discovered a number of famous chess names there (famous in chess circles at least!)
It didn't take me long to discover that Facebook also has a Chess.com application, which has grown to become by far the most popular chess application on Facebook. My most recent game there is below - a nice victory that I was proud of until Rybka pointed out at numerous points how I could have played better! My opponent grabbed a pawn and I punished him by tying him up in knots so that he could barely move!
I've also recently discovered twitter, and like to tweet fairly regularly - with chess and Chess.com being favourite subjects! If you are a fellow tweeter, you can follow me here.