05 Jan Social Media Timeline
Did you know that the history of social media networking was first introduced in early 90s. There are many conversant social network sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, MySpace, Flickr, WordPress, Blogger, Wikipedia, Sound Cloud etc. Take a look at how these social media networking sites have rapidly grown over years with interesting events.
Google opens as a major Internet search engine and index.
Friends Reunited, remembered as the first online social network; was founded in Great Britain to relocate past school pals.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia and world’s largest wiki, was started.
Myspace launches, as a clone of Friendster. LinkedIn launches as a business-oriented social networking site for professionals.
Facebook starts for students at Harvard College. Flickr image hosting website starts operating.
YouTube begins storing and retrieving videos.
Twitter launches, enabling members to send and receive 140-character messages called tweets.
Facebook initiates third-party developers to create apps for the site. Apple releases the iPhone multimedia and Internet smartphone.
Facebook ranked as the most-used social network worldwide. Microsoft’s Bing joins Yahoo and Google.
Facebook’s rapid growth moves it above 400 million users, while Myspace users declines to 57 million users.
Social media commerce rises along with mobile social media via smartphones and tablet computers. Public sharing of so much personal information via social media sites raises concern over privacy.
Advertisers look to social “likes” to enhance brand visibility.
YouTube tops one billion monthly users with 4 billion views per day
Large retailers share television advertising on Facebook pages and Twitter streams. Social media is widely used for customer service.