The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Themes

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Social Networking

One of the strongest messages presented by Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography is the importance of social networking. Every chapter, every bit of information that is entered into this recount has the concept of social networking supporting it. It begins in his youth with young Ben's desire to read. He reads so much that he has a wealth of topics to discuss with other people. His first spell of social networking begins with his own childhood friends, particularly his friend, Collins. The two were avid readers and practiced their social and debating skills, working their way into a class of intellectuals. Collins and Franklin developed a whole club of readers to join them in intelligent social conversation regularly. As Ben matured, he made friendly acquaintances with everyone within his reach, "collecting" contacts that may prove beneficial for a later purpose. He made friends with governors, businessmen, preachers...

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