Back in the days before face book and SMS text messaging, most youngsters would do their social networking using the humble telephone (heaven forbid we'd actually get off our teenage rear ends and travel a few blocks for a face-to-face conversation). That's when AM CB radio became popular and we were all suddenly off ten-four-good-buddying each other far from the ears of our eavesdropping parents. The irony was of course that by using radio to communicate, instead of just our families listening in, now the whole world could. Well that never bothered us and public hookups, breakups and makeups were normal everyday occurrences. We spent hours and hours talking (mostly about nothing) and I recall having many an extended conversation over the air - with the person I was talking to seated in the car parked alongside mine! Actually not much has changed; recently I watched my daughter and her friend texting each other from adjacent seats on the train. read more
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