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History of Social Networking


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Brief history of Social Networking

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History of Social Networking

  1. 1. History ofSocial Networking<br />
  2. 2. 1971<br />The first email was sent between two computers<br />1978<br /><ul><li>BBS (Bulletin Board System) was developed for public</li></li></ul><li>1979<br />First attempts with commerical online services started with the likes of “Prodigy” and “Compuserve”<br />1992-94<br /><ul><li>Launch of “Tripod”, “Geocities” – A user generated site. (Guess I was using it till early 2004)</li></li></ul><li>1988-96<br /><ul><li>Launch of IRC (Internet Relay Chat
  3. 3. Launch of “ICQ” in 1996 </li></ul>1997<br />Launch of Social Sites – Forum (phpBB, vBulletin), Dating sites<br />Launch of “Six Degrees”, AOL Instant messenger<br />
  4. 4. 1999<br /><ul><li>“LiveJournal” launched – unlike Six Degrees, this was built around constantly updated blogs</li></ul>2002<br />Sees the launch of “Friendster” – riding on web 2.0, first general social network, about 90m users currently<br />
  5. 5. 2003<br /><ul><li>Launch of “LinkedIn” – first professional social networking site</li></ul>2003<br />“MySpace” is launched – Allows customization of profiles<br />
  6. 6. 2004-06<br />A 2004 Harvard only social network site goes public by 2006 & it is “Facebook”<br />2006<br /><ul><li>“Twitter” is launched – Allows live update of messagesupto 140 chars</li></li></ul><li>2011<br />1971<br /><ul><li>Email</li></ul>1978<br /><ul><li>Bulletin Board System (BBS)</li></ul>1979<br /><ul><li>Commercial Internet</li></ul>1992<br /><ul><li>User Generated Content – Tripod, Geocities</li></ul>1996<br /><ul><li>ICQ</li></ul>1997<br /><ul><li>Six Degrees</li></ul>1999<br /><ul><li>LiveJournal</li></ul>2002<br /><ul><li>Friendster</li></ul>2003<br /><ul><li>Linked,
  7. 7. MySpace</li></ul>2004<br /><ul><li>Facebook</li></ul>2006<br /><ul><li>Twitter</li></ul>2011<br /><ul><li>Google+</li></ul>After multiple attempts – Google launches “Google+”<br />
  8. 8. About Me – MalharBarai<br />Have been writing and speaking on various topics on Social Media with focus on building content strategies for enterprises & educational institutes, drawing market strategies.<br />I can be reached on:<br />My Blog at<br />My Tweets at!/MalharBarai<br />Google+ Me at<br />Photo Courtesy: Master isolated images,, Robert Watson<br />