History of Social Media

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    History of Social Media

  • Email

    In 1965, messages were sent between computer usesrs via logging into a directory via a terminal and then transferring your text message into the other user's file directory. A history of email 2012, , Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND.
  • CompuServe

    Also known as, CIS.
    Founded in 1969 as Compu-Serve Network, Inc.
    Objectives were to provide in-house processing support to Golden United Life Insurance and to develop as an independent business in the computer time-sharing industry. An Internet Pioneer 2013, viewed 30 August 2013, http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/menu/about.jsp
  • Napster

    Originaly founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service. Allowed people to easily share their MP3 files with other participants. Simon, Dan. Internet pioneer Sean Parker: 'I'm blazing a new path'. CNN. September 27, 2011.
  • Blogger

    One of the earliest blog-publishing tools. Allows private or mult-user blogs with time-stamped entries. The Story of Blogger 2013, viewed 30 August 2013, http://www.blogger.com/about
  • Myspace

    A social networking service with an emphasis on music. Owned by Specific Media LLC and Justin Timberlake.
  • Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg launched the site - initially limited to Harvard students. Carlson, Nicholas (March 5, 2010). "At Last – The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded". Business Insider.
  • YouTube

    A video-sharing website in which users upload, vie and share videos. Founded by early employees of PayPal. Graham, Jefferson (November 21, 2005). "Video websites pop up, invite postings". USA Today.
  • Tumblr

    David Karp launched the site after a full year of development. Within two weeks, the site had gained 75,000 users. Karp, David (December 12, 2011). David Karp: When It All Came Together (Video). Fast Company. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  • Pintrest

    A pinboard style photo-sharing website. Launched as a closed beta, proceeded to operate in invitation-only open beta. INSIDE PINTEREST: An Overnight Success Four Years In The Making 2012, viewed 30 August 2013 , http://www.businessinsider.com.au/inside-pinterest-an-overnight-success-four-years-in-the-making-2012-4
  • Google+

    A social networking and identity service. Second largest social networking service in the world. Originally launched as an invitation-only "field test" Google + Official Blog 2013, viewed 30 August 2013, http://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/