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The History of Social Media [Infographic]

the history of social media

Social media channels have been everywhere since the early 2000s, and it has been growing at exponential rates since then- Everyday we spend 135 minutes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Whatsapp.

It's hard to imagine a world without it, and we tend to think that before Facebook social media wasn't really a thing. What if we told you it dates much further back than Facebook or even Myspace?

Yes, and even past the first recognized social media site "Six Degrees", founded in 1997 by Andrew Weinreich. Social media dates back as far as the early 1840s: here's an infographic from Redpill which outlines the timeline of social media from 1844 to 2018.

 

the history of social media infographic

 

Article and image(s) via Social Media Today

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