Brief History of Social Media
O 1971 - The first email was
O 1985 - The America Online (AOL)
O 1995 -Newsweek headlines an
article: The Internet? Bah! Hype
alert: Why cyberspace isn't, and
will never be, nirvana.
O 1997 - The Web had one million
O 1998 - Google opens as a major
Internet search engine and index.
O 2002 - AOL had 34 million
O 2003 – MySpace launched.
LinkedIn was started as a
networking site for professionals.
There were more than 3 billion
Web pages. Apple introduced the
online music service iTunes.
O 2004 - Facebook, another social
networking website, was started
for students at Harvard College.
O 2007 - Apple released the iPhone
multimedia and Internet
O 2008 - Facebook surpassed
MySpace in the total number of
monthly unique visitors.
O 2009 - Facebook ranked as the
most-used social network
worldwide with more than 200
million. Google saw one trillion
unique URLs – after eliminating
O 2010 - Facebook's rapid growth
moved it above 400 million users.
O 2011 - Social media were
accessible from virtually anywhere
and had become an integral part of
our daily lives with more than 550
million people on Facebook, 65
million tweets sent through Twitter
each day, and 2 billion video views
every day on YouTube. LinkedIn
has 90 million professional users.
Social Media Today (2016)
Why aren’t you using
Social Media in your
Stop doing what no
Try something new
(If you’re allowed to)
• Post updates and
• Connect with
whom you feel safe.
• Follow your students
• Comment on status
updates of your
• Control your privacy
• Take care when
posting pictures of
• Connect with parents
on social media
(unless you’re friends)
• Drink and tweet or
The DOs and DON’Ts for teachers on social media by Jeff