Important Milestones of Social Networks

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Connecting to the world has never been easier and more accessible than it is today. Especially, social networking sites have been developing as an online service which assists users to express themselves, share interests or make new friends. Appearing in around the mid-90’s, social networking websites turn out to be the phenomenon on current days. In other words, right after people around the globe reach the advancement of Internet, social networking become the biggest industry nowadays. Recently, Online Schools has released the funny infographic to compile the colorful history of social networking  through years.


Top Ranked Social Network in 2011

Top Ranked Social Network in 2011

 

1971: First Email


1971 is when the first email was sent with the content “QWERTYUIOP” between two computers sitting next to each other.

1971 is the time when the first email was sent with the content “QWERTYUIOP” between two computers next to each other.

 

1994: Geocities


Geocities was the first social networking website to be released. At that time, Geocities serves as the concept of creating users’ own website.

Geocities was the first social networking website to be released. At that time, Geocities serves as the concept of creating users’ own website.

 

1995: Theglobe.com


The website Theglobe.com helps uses to experience their own personal freedom by publishing their chosen content and linking to others with similar characteristics.

The website Theglobe.com  helps uses to experience their own personal freedom by publishing their chosen content and linking to others with similar characteristics.

 

1997: Aol instant messenger


The release of Aol instant messenger popularized instant messaging.

The release of Aol instant messenger popularized instant messaging.

 

1997: Sixdegrees.com


Sixdegrees.com allows users to create profile and link with friends.

Sixdegrees.com allows users to create profile and link with friends.

 

2002: Friendster


Being launched in 2002, Friendster pioneers in connecting real – world friends. It is estimated that Friendster grows to 3 million users.

Launched in 2002, Friendster  pioneers in connecting real-world friends. It is estimated that Friendster has grown to 3 million users.

 

2003: MySpace


Myspace started in 2003 by an interner marketing firm and still stays as large userbase in the industry.

MySpace started in 2003 by an Interner marketing firm and still stays as large userbase in the industry.

 

2004: Facebook


Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was originally designed for Harvard students as social networking site. The biggest networking site today was open to public since 2006.

Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was originally designed for Harvard students as social networking site. The biggest networking site today has been open to public since 2006.

 

2006: Twitter


Twitter was launched in 2006 as a phenomenon to provide news, trends, buzzes, and chat among uses.

Twitter was launched in 2006 as a phenomenon to provide news, trends, buzzes, and chat among users.

 

2008: Face overtakes Myspace


Facebook is now the leading social networking site due to monthly individual visitors.

Facebook is now the leading social networking site due to monthly individual visitors.


Social Networks compared (by users)

Social nNetworks in comparison with one another based on the number of users

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/03/06