Getting Connected Through Social Media

October 1, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2010 at 8:52 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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October 1, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2010 at 8:52 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The movie "The Social Network" hits theaters Friday and tells the story of the birth of Facebook and how it changed modern society.

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have connected millions of users though the touch of a few buttons. Whether for promoting a business, connecting with friends or pushing a political message, social networking has changed the way many consume information.

Bridget Blythe takes a look at social networking and how it affects the lives of everyday people in various ways. Watch the video for the full story.