Evolution of Social Media

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  • First Email Delivered

    First Email Delivered
    Raymond Tomlinson - the inventor of email Email is much older than the internet. Ray Tomlinson was the first person to ever send an e-mail message. The first few messages were simple tests and didn't contain any actual words or messages. Ray Tomlinson was the engineer who decided to use an @ symbol to separate names from domains.
  • Bulletin Board System

    Bulletin Board System
    Connect: A Look At Bulletin Board Systems This was made to inform friends of meetings, make announcements and share information through postings. It was the rudimentary beginning of a small virtual community. Trolling and flame wars began.
  • Netscape Launches Browser

    Netscape Launches Browser
    Netscape launches browser betaNetscape was the pioneering company in the field of internet browsers. It launched the Navigator internet browser, the first mass market way for people to find their way around the net. Marc Andreessen.was the one behind this. Microsoft saw this as a threat and launched its own browser, Internet Explorer (IE), which it gives away free.
  • Apache

    It is a web server application notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web. With this, people started to make their own software and began sharing with the world.
  • BackRub

    The History of Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin develped BackRub. It was a search engine research project.Later, To convert the backlink data that it gathered for a given web page into a measure of importance, Brin and Page developed the PageRank algorithm. Page wanted to explore he mathematical properties of the World Wide Web. This seach engine is now know as Goolge.
  • First Instant Messaging

    First Instant Messaging
    How Instant Messaging WorksIcq was created by the Israeli company Mirabilis. It provided the first mainstream instant messaging service. It was a free instant-messaging utility that anyone could use. ICQ was 1-on-1 chat only. It gained the ability to conduct group chat much later. In 2001, ICQ had over 100 million accounts registered. The ICQ model is the basis for most instant-messaging utilities on the market today.
  • Napster

    Napster allows people to share music for free which shifted the power from record labels to consumers. It was originally founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service that emphasized sharing audio files, typically music, encoded in MP3 format. It was co-founded b The original company ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement, ceased operations and was eventually acquired by Roxio. It then became an online music store until it was bought in 2011.
  • Blogger

    Blogger was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. It gave everyone the power to blog. Before "blogging" became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and Bulletin Board Systems. The modern blog evolved from the online diary.
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia launched a collaborative encyclopedia. Nupedia was founded by Jimmy Wales, with Larry Sanger as editor-in-chief, and funded by the web-advertising company Bomis. In January 2001, Wikipedia began as a side-project of Nupedia, to allow collaboration on articles prior to entering the peer-review process.
  • Linkedin

    LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. It is mainly used for professional networking. It was created Reid Hoffman in 2002. Linkedin members actively look for jobs and read work-related content on the platform. On the network users can search for jobs, join work-related groups, and submit job applications through Apply With Linkedin.
  • Myspace

    Myspace is a social networking service with a strong music emphasis. It was founded by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson It was the most visited social networking site in the world. Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenage and young adult social groups. It was then overtaken by Facebook. The site started the trend of creating unique URLs for companies and artists.
  • Skype

    Skype is a freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client, currently developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet.
  • flickr

    It was lauched by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. The service emerged from tools originally created for Ludicorp's Game Neverending, a web-based massively multiplayer online game. It is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite. It is a social network for photographers.
  • Facebook

    How Did Facebook Become So Successful?Facebook is an online social networking service. Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University. The name was taken from the sheets of paper distributed to freshmen. The site was originally used among different uiversities. As of September 2006, the network was extended beyond educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address. It still remains free to join.
  • digg

    Digg is a news aggregator with an editorially driven front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues. Digg is a user driven social content website. Everything on Digg is user-submitted. It started as an experiment. Formerly, Digg had been a very popular social news website, allowing people to vote web content up or down.
  • Youtube

    The History of YouTube YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees. It has been owned by Google since 2006. It is a place where users can upload, view and share videos. It is a place where video content, including video clips, TV clips, and music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos can be found.
  • Twitter

    How to Use TwitterTwitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called "tweets". The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with 500 million registered users in 2012, who posted 340 million tweets per day. In 2013 Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." It reinvented online communication. It started the 24/7 conversation.
  • Facebook Opens Up to the Public.

    Facebook topened to everyone ages 13 and older with a valid e-mail address. It the used Twitter's concept to deveop its friendfeed.
  • Apple Invents the iphone

    Apple Invents the iphone
    This phone made Web 2.0 go mobile. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and can connect to many different cellular networks, including 1xRTT and GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and EV-DO, a faster version of UMTS and 4G, and LTE. An iPhone can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, browse the web, send texts, GPS navigation, record notes, do mathematical calculations, and receive visual voicemail.
  • Instagram

    Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. It is distributed through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store.