We have less than ten pictures of my great grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. There are a few more from my father’s side because they have been in the U.S. a lot longer. My aunt has done some research and can trace Dad’s family back to Ireland. I know nothing past my great-grandparents on the Greek side.
Just imagine what my great-grandchildren will be able to find out about me? They’ll be able to things I made for dinner, when I took the kids to the park, if I had a cold. There will be thousands of pictures of me for them to see.
Social networking has changed personal history a great deal. It will be interesting to see how it effects history on a grander scale.