Ok, so maybe that IS a bold statement. Not all, but a very good start on some items for you to friend/like/follow/link, if that's the sort of thing you're in to.
Lets start with Facebook.
Of course, I need to point you toward the official SHARE Inc Facebook page:
Then the IBM System Z page:
The Znextgen Facebook page is active, fun, and hip: https://www.facebook.com/groups/19631089217/?ref=ts&fref=ts
There's a Mainframe Professionals group that you can join on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15888095404/?ref=ts&fref=ts Although it tends to get a little bit spammy. (Is that a word?)
CA has a page you can like at: https://www.facebook.com/CATechnologies
And finally, I highly recommend liking ibmwatson on FB. It's a nice collection of topical AI, research, and general technology info:
Moving on to the second most popular social networking site, Twitter
The SHAREhq Twitter ID is pretty active, particularly during SHARE week: https://twitter.com/SHAREhq
Some IBM Twitter feeds:
https://twitter.com/ibmpw Partnerworld, not password. Or something else. :(
And some miscellaneous blogs/sites/etc:
https://twitter.com/cringely Yes, Cringely famously and erroneously predicted the death of the mainframe, but let's all just get over it.
Number 3 on the list of Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites is Linkedin:
IBM Mainframe: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=670987
System z Advocates: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/System-z-Advocates-155723
MySpace is number 4 on the list, but, frankly, I don't use it. So I don't have any advice there. :)
Number 5 is poor, struggling Google Plus. Or Google+
The most active one there is IBM Redbooks at https://plus.google.com/117986870691663860381/posts, but it's really the same feed as the Twitter and Facebook sites, so no need to sign up for all three.
I really thought Google Plus was going to take off, especially when FB ticked off almost all of their customers with timeline, but alas, it has not.
You may be wondering where I found my Top 5 sites... http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites I was not surprised by the top 5, but color me shocked by number 6 as I had never heard of it: deviantart.com, which, while I found it interesting, doesn't really seem to qualify as 'social networking' to me. But then again, what do I know, I'm just an old MVS Systems Programmer.
Till next time,