The History of Social Networking
                    Tom Hughes-Croucher
                              Yahoo! Inc
In the year 2000...
The Snowboarding joke




  Snow Boarder   + Ninja   + Apple Mac   =   Web Developer
The Snowboarding joke



  A wise man was once said “Give a man a snowboard...
  ... and you've distracted him for a day.”...
What is a social network?
  • What are the first web sites people think of a “social networks”?
  • The big hitters
    – ...
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History of Social Networking

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A talk for Snow Forum 2008 on the real history of social networks on the internet and how to make best use of it.

History of Social Networking

  1. 1. The History of Social Networking Tom Hughes-Croucher Yahoo! Inc
  2. 2. In the year 2000... The Snowboarding joke Snow Boarder + Ninja + Apple Mac = Web Developer
  3. 3. The Snowboarding joke A wise man was once said “Give a man a snowboard... ... and you've distracted him for a day.” “Teach a man to snowboard, and you can't get him to work.” http://www.frostyrider.com/jokes/ *Obviously this is joke true, since none of my other conferences have a “riding day”
  4. 4. What is a social network? • What are the first web sites people think of a “social networks”? • The big hitters – MySpace – Facebook – Bebo – Orkut • Maybe some interest specific sites – Boardpassions.com – Drop19

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