Once upon a time, if you wanted to find someone new to associate with, you had to sail a longship full of grizzled, drunken warriors across the cold, merciless seas for weeks until you stumbled upon some poor, unsuspecting village or monastery, burned it to the ground, and drug the maiden(s) of your choice kicking and screaming back home, where you held them captive until they learned to love you. Now? Well, now there's “social media.” Which is a lot more convenient, with substantially fewer fatalities. And not as many bears.