It was sort of a geeky fad in the early seventies but it grew to become part of American popular culture. Born from a desire to experiment with technology and a need for community, CB radio let people communicate with relatively large audiences anonymously. It developed its own jargon and etiquette. Originally used by truckers to share traffic information it was soon adopted by millions of motorists and would be further popularized by TV, movies and song.
Remind anyone of blogging?