FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube ... the go to sites to let people know what you are doing, where you are going, who is going with or broke up with whom...
Years past people did the same thing using their social media, the Social or Society Pages of the local newspapers.
Here are examples of what a town society writer would put in the paper.
Just like today, they aired the good, the bad and the ugly. A scandal was juicy news.
Look for the Social, Society or Around Town News section of the local newspapers for mention of your ancestors.