Social Media Timeline

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    Facebook

  • thefacebook.com

    thefacebook.com
    Mark Zuckerburg registers the domain name "thefacebook.com", which would later become Facebook.
  • The First Tweet

    The First Tweet
    The First ever tweet, "just setting up my twttr" is tweeted by Twitter creater Jack Dorsey
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    Twitter

  • Twitter goes public

    Twitter goes public
    Twitter is released for public use
  • Feeding the Masses

    Feeding the Masses
    Facebook adds the News Feed feature to the user's homepage. The News feed allows for easy access to the latest posts and updates without too much hassle.
  • Going Public

    Going Public
    Facebook is now open to the general public, and is no longer limited to only high school and college students. Anyone that has a valid email and is at least 13 years old can make an account.
  • Facebook Platform

    Facebook Platform
    Facebook Platform is launched, allowing for Third Party developers to create their own services and apps with access to data from Facebook's database.
  • #barcamp

    #barcamp
    The first suggestion of the use of hashtags on Twitter is made by Chris Messina
  • Introduction to Facebook Chat

    Introduction to Facebook Chat
    The introduction of Facebook Chat allowed for users to have fast, private, one-on-one conversations between Facebook Friends.
  • Hashtags from Outer Space

    Hashtags from Outer Space
    NASA uses Twitter to tell the world that water was found on Mars
  • I LIKE IT

    I LIKE IT
    The Famous "like" button is introduce to the site, which allowed for users to have a quick and easy method of sharing content with their peers
  • Just Tweet it

    Just Tweet it
    A record 456 tweets per second is made when news of Michael Jackson's death reaches Twitter
  • 105 Million Users

    105 Million Users
    Twitter gains 105 Million users
  • The Social Network

    The Social Network
    The Social Network is released, making $22,445,653 in its opening weekend and would later win 3 oscars.
  • Instagram Launch

    Instagram Launch
    Instagram is launched on the Apple App store.
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    Instagram

  • One Hundred Million users

    One Hundred Million users
    Instagram gains one hundred million users in total
  • Facebook Mobile

    Facebook Mobile
    The Mobile App for Facebook was launched, providing smartphone users with the ability to view their Facebook profiles on the go.
  • #Winning

    #Winning
    Charlie Sheen becomes the fastest person to gain 1 million followers when he joins Twitter.
  • Facebook integrates Skype Video and Voice chat

    Facebook integrates Skype Video and Voice chat
    Skype capabilites are added to Facebook, allowing users to chat through voice and chat sessions.
  • A Picture is more than a Thousand Words...

    A Picture is more than a Thousand Words...
    Instagram’s 150 millionth photo is uploaded to its database.
  • Facebook Timeline

    Facebook Timeline
    With the introduction of Timeline, Facebook users were given the access to essentially a complete summary of the user's Facebook life.
  • App of the Year

    App of the Year
    Instagram is named Apple’s iPhone app of the year.
  • 200 Million active users

    200 Million active users
    Twitter amasses 200 million active users
  • Instagram v2.1

    Instagram v2.1
    Instagram v2.1 is released, adding four new filters, live filters, an updated look, and various other improvements.
  • For Androids now too

    For Androids now too
    Instagram is released for download on Android phones.
  • Instagram and Facebook

    Instagram and Facebook
    Instagram is bought by Facebook for roughly $1 Billion dollars.
  • Facebook Opens up Stocks

    Facebook Opens up Stocks
    Facebook opens up stock shares to the public investors starting at $38 a share.
  • The Bird is the Word

    The Bird is the Word
    Twitter's logo is changed from "Twitter" to the iconic Blue Bird in flight
  • Instagram introduces Photo Pages

    Instagram introduces Photo Pages
    Photo Pages are added to Instagram, allowing for users to both place likes and comment on submitted photos.
  • 1 Billion Users

    1 Billion Users
    At 12:45 P.M. Pacific time, Facebook reached 1 billion active users, marking a massive milestone for the site.
  • Web Profiles

    Web Profiles
    Instagram add web profiles, which allow for users to view their photos on a laptop of desktop.
  • Four More Years

    Four More Years
    Barack Obama's "Four More Years" tweet becomes the most retweeted post of all time
  • The Pope is on Twitter

    The Pope is on Twitter
    The Popee makes a Twitter account and makes his first tweet
  • Instagram v3.4.1

    Instagram v3.4.1
    Instagram v3.4.1 is released, adding support for 25 languages, making it much more accessible on a national level.
  • Facebook Graph Search

    Facebook Graph Search
    Facebook Graph Search is released on Facebook, allowing for users to search for queries through the use of Facebook's database.
  • Instagram Feeds, now on your desktop

    Instagram Feeds, now on your desktop
    Instagram adds the ability to view your feed on the web rather than just having that function be only limited to your smartphone.
  • 100 million users

    100 million users
    Instagram gains 100 million active users.
  • Instagram introduces Photos of You

    Instagram introduces Photos of You
    The Photos of You feature is added, allowing users to tag people within their photos.
  • Instagram, now with video

    Instagram, now with video
    Video on Instagram is added, allowing for users to take up to fifteen seconds footage and upload it to their profile.
  • Instagram adds embedding

    Instagram adds embedding
    Instagram adds the ability to embed photos and videos on the web.
  • Twitter's IPO

    Twitter's IPO
    Twitter Files for IPO
  • Twitter Alerts

    Twitter Alerts
    Twitter releases Twitter Alerts, which allow for users to send emergency alerts through text to followers
  • Instagram, now with Ads

    Instagram, now with Ads
    Instagram introduces sponsered photos and videos, allowing for posts on the app to have ads be shown.
  • #Nowwithvisuals

    #Nowwithvisuals
    Twitter is updated to allow for both photos and visuals to be included in tweets
  • Twitter hits the Market

    Twitter hits the Market
    Twitter opens up public stocks under the ticker TWTR
  • The Oscars beat out Obama

    The Oscars beat out Obama
    Ellen DeGeneres's tweet during The Oscars beats the record for the most retweeted tweet.
  • Facebook and the Oculus Rift

    Facebook and the Oculus Rift
    Facebook buys the Oculus VR, the company best known for creating virtual reality gaming headsets, for $2 billion dollars.
  • Instagram v3.0

    Instagram v3.0
    Instagram v3.0 is released, adding UI changes, as well as the Photo Maps Feature, which uses a submitted photo’s location data to create a personalized map of a user’s photos, allowing them to see who else took a photo in a particular location.
  • Instagram Direct

    Instagram Direct
    Instagram Direct is added, which allows for users to choose who gets to see a certain photo or video.