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Social media past, present and future

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My presentation on the future of social media for the National Archives.

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  • Helped to drive adoption of avatars, abbreviations (LOL, BRB) and emoticons. Other IM clients soon followed
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    • 1. The past, present and future of social media Alex Howard Government 2.0 Correspondent O’Reilly Media
    • 2. What is social media?
    • 3. Postal Service (550 BC)
    • 4. Telegraph (1792)
    • 5. Pneumatic mail (1865)
    • 6. Telephone (1890)
    • 7. Radio (1891)
    • 8. Email (1966)
    • 9.
      • ARPANET (1969)
    • 10. Commercial online services (1969)
    • 11.  
    • 12. Bulletin Board Services (BBS) (1979) Ward Christensen and the First BBS [Credit: Wikipedia]
    • 13. Usenet (1979)
      • Conceived of by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis.
      • Usenet let users post articles or posts to newsgroups.
    • 14. Online chat rooms (1980)
    • 15. Internet Relay Chat (1988)
      • IRC was followed by ICQ in the mid-90s.
      • First IM program for PCs.
    • 16. World Wide Web (1991) Credit: http:// www.radford.edu/srabago/links/text.html ]
    • 17. Blogs (1994)
      • First blog? Links.net
    • 18. 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”
    • 19. America Online (1995)
    • 20. Social networks (1997)
    • 21. P2P/ Social filesharing (1999)
    • 22. Livejournal … and Blogger (1999)
    • 23. Wikipedia (2001)
    • 24. RSS (2002)
    • 25. Friendster (2002)
    • 26. MySpace (2003)
      • Friendster (2002)
      • MySpace (2003)
    • 27. Second Life (2003)
    • 28. Facebook, Digg, Flickr and LinkedIn (2004 )
    • 29. YouTube (2005)
    • 30. Twitter (2006)
    • 31. Livestreaming (2006)
      • uStream.tv
      • Justin.tv
      • Livestream.com
    • 32. First YouTube Presidential Debate (2007) [Credit: HowStuffWorks ]
    • 33. Tumblr (2007)
      • Lifestreaming + microblogging platform
    • 34. My.Barack.Obama.com (2007)
      • 2 million+ members. Most contributed to nearly half a billion dollars raised online.
    • 35. #IranElection (2009) [Credit: UPI ]
    • 36. Foursquare (2009)
    • 37. Posterous (2009)
    • 38. DoD Social Media Policy (2010)
    • 39. Google Plus (2011)
    • 40.  
    • 41. The Future?
    • 42. China
    • 43. Russia
    • 44. Augmented reality
    • 45. Augmented overload! Image Credit: Daonk.org
    • 46. Digital tools for open government NY Senate on iTunes
    • 47. Social audits
    • 48. Social memories Image Credit: Portal To Your Dreams
    • 49. We’ll need better filter/browsers Image credit: PC World on Aurora
    • 50. Privacy challenges
    • 51. The stream

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