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  • The past, present and future of social media Alex Howard Government 2.0 Correspondent O’Reilly Media
  • What is social media?
  • Postal Service (550 BC)
  • Telegraph (1792)
  • Pneumatic mail (1865)
  • Telephone (1890)
  • Radio (1891)
  • Email (1966)
    • ARPANET (1969)
  • Commercial online services (1969)
  •  
  • Bulletin Board Services (BBS) (1979) Ward Christensen and the First BBS [Credit: Wikipedia]
  • Usenet (1979)
    • Conceived of by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis.
    • Usenet let users post articles or posts to newsgroups.
  • Online chat rooms (1980)
  • Internet Relay Chat (1988)
    • IRC was followed by ICQ in the mid-90s.
    • First IM program for PCs.
  • World Wide Web (1991) Credit: http:// www.radford.edu/srabago/links/text.html ]
  • Blogs (1994)
    • First blog? Links.net
  • Wikis (1994)
    • Ward Cunningham was inspired in part by Apple’s Hypercard
    • He developed Vannevar Bush’s ideas of “allowing users to comment on and change one another’s text”
  • America Online (1995)
  • Social networks (1997)
  • P2P/ Social filesharing (1999)
  • Livejournal … and Blogger (1999)
  • Wikipedia (2001)
  • RSS (2002)
  • Friendster (2002)
  • MySpace (2003)
    • Friendster (2002)
    • MySpace (2003)
  • Second Life (2003)
  • Facebook, Digg, Flickr and LinkedIn (2004 )
  • YouTube (2005)
  • Twitter (2006)
  • Livestreaming (2006)
    • uStream.tv
    • Justin.tv
    • Livestream.com
  • First YouTube Presidential Debate (2007) [Credit: HowStuffWorks ]
  • Tumblr (2007)
    • Lifestreaming + microblogging platform
  • My.Barack.Obama.com (2007)
    • 2 million+ members. Most contributed to nearly half a billion dollars raised online.
  • #IranElection (2009) [Credit: UPI ]
  • Foursquare (2009)
  • Posterous (2009)
  • DoD Social Media Policy (2010)
  • Google Plus (2011)
  •  
  • The Future?
  • China
  • Russia
  • Augmented reality
  • Augmented overload! Image Credit: Daonk.org
  • Digital tools for open government NY Senate on iTunes
  • Social audits
  • Social memories Image Credit: Portal To Your Dreams
  • We’ll need better filter/browsers Image credit: PC World on Aurora
  • Privacy challenges
  • The stream