Mark Zuckerburg registers the domain name "thefacebook.com", which would later become Facebook.
The First Tweet
The First ever tweet, "just setting up my twttr" is tweeted by Twitter creater Jack Dorsey
Twitter goes public
Twitter is released for public use
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.
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 is launched, allowing for Third Party developers to create their own services and apps with access to data from Facebook's database.
The first suggestion of the use of hashtags on Twitter is made by Chris Messina
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
NASA uses Twitter to tell the world that water was found on Mars
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
A record 456 tweets per second is made when news of Michael Jackson's death reaches Twitter
105 Million Users
Twitter gains 105 Million users
The Social Network
The Social Network is released, making $22,445,653 in its opening weekend and would later win 3 oscars.
Instagram is launched on the Apple App store.
One Hundred Million users
Instagram gains one hundred million users in total
The Mobile App for Facebook was launched, providing smartphone users with the ability to view their Facebook profiles on the go.
Charlie Sheen becomes the fastest person to gain 1 million followers when he joins Twitter.
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...
Instagram’s 150 millionth photo is uploaded to its database.
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
Instagram is named Apple’s iPhone app of the year.
200 Million active users
Twitter amasses 200 million active users
Instagram v2.1 is released, adding four new filters, live filters, an updated look, and various other improvements.
For Androids now too
Instagram is released for download on Android phones.
Instagram and Facebook
Instagram is bought by Facebook for roughly $1 Billion dollars.
Facebook Opens up Stocks
Facebook opens up stock shares to the public investors starting at $38 a share.
The Bird is the Word
Twitter's logo is changed from "Twitter" to the iconic Blue Bird in flight
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
At 12:45 P.M. Pacific time, Facebook reached 1 billion active users, marking a massive milestone for the site.
Instagram add web profiles, which allow for users to view their photos on a laptop of desktop.
Four More Years
Barack Obama's "Four More Years" tweet becomes the most retweeted post of all time
The Pope is on Twitter
The Popee makes a Twitter account and makes his first tweet
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 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 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
Instagram gains 100 million active users.
Instagram introduces Photos of You
The Photos of You feature is added, allowing users to tag people within their photos.
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 the ability to embed photos and videos on the web.
Twitter Files for IPO
Twitter releases Twitter Alerts, which allow for users to send emergency alerts through text to followers
Instagram, now with Ads
Instagram introduces sponsered photos and videos, allowing for posts on the app to have ads be shown.
Twitter is updated to allow for both photos and visuals to be included in tweets
Twitter hits the Market
Twitter opens up public stocks under the ticker TWTR
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 buys the Oculus VR, the company best known for creating virtual reality gaming headsets, for $2 billion dollars.
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 is added, which allows for users to choose who gets to see a certain photo or video.