A lot of things have changed in the past 56 years, but some things will always be pretty much the same. Take a look at this footage of Times Square on New Years Eve from 1957, for example.
No one is carrying portable, cellular phones or updating their statuses on any so-called "networks of sociability", but they're still tightly packed into a public place (and sauced, no doubt), waiting for a clock to hit a number so they can scream. And that's what the New Year is all about, right? [YouTube]