What’s your first memory of social media?
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember when MySpace was very much numero uno amongst all social platforms. Roll the years back a little further, and you could have been one of the (relatively) few who were amongst the pioneers of modern social networking on Friendster.
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
This infographic from Creative Ramblings takes a closer look at the history of social media, 1969-2012
This article was originally published on mediaBistro.com
- When Twitter Was Still Twttr
- These Social Media Precursors Could Rise Again
- From Twttr To IPO – An History of Twitter
More from Social Fun
What happens when you get disappointed by that orange-flavoured sparkling drink you love so much? Well, if you're a developer, …