The History Of Social Media [Infographic]

Categories Twitter, Web Design

This is a post from our new author Angela Nielsen of One Lily Creative Agency, a full-service web and print design company. Angela loves creating designs that win awards for clients, and is addicted to the thrill of helping people make sense of all this web-techno-marketing stuff.

40 years ago the first email was sent. The email simply said ‘qwertyuiop’, and was sent to the computer sitting next to it. It’s not possible for anyone to have predicted how our world would change after the successful sending of that first message.

Today social media is everywhere. Networking sites, gaming sites, entertainment and media, there is a site for everyone. Friends are reconnecting, businesses are reaching new audiences, and Presidents are winning races. You can checkin at your favorite coffee shop, upload your latest art project, even meet your future spouse.

The last 40 years we’ve seen alot of ups and some downs, but it looks like social media is here to stay. Wonder what the next 40 years will bring?

Angela Nielsen
Angela founded One Lily Creative Agency, a full-service web and print design company. She loves creating designs that win awards for clients, and is addicted to the thrill of helping people make sense of all this web-techno-marketing stuff.
  • Mark

    Does this sound like an ad for the last service mentioned to anyone else?

  • Erik Retallick

    I think that social media are much more fulfilling than computer games. You can share items you have found, comment on them and share music, photos and life experiences. There is so much available now, and it’s cheaper than going down to the pub!

  • Deepinder

    wonderful capsule!
    thanks!
    – newdeep on facebook

  • Awesome post – It’s nice to see it in stats

  • should foursquare qualify for this list?

  • Neat timeline… but I don’t think I’ve heard BBS referenced as “Black Board System” before. As far as I know (and remember) it’s always been *Bulletin* Board System.

  • Abdul MuQeet

    Intresting :D