History of Social Media According to Terry

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In History
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph
    Social media goes far back as the early 1840's. The timeline of social media goes from 1844 to 2018. The first social media event occurred in 1844 when Samuel Morse invented the telegraph.
  • Compuserve

    Compuserve
    In 1969 Compuserve was founded in Columbus, OH by Jeffrey Wilkins as one of the first online services.
  • AOL

    AOL
    In 1983, William von Meister founded America Online (AOL).AOL started as Control Video Corporation with a product game line. This product is a service that connected a Atare 2600 to a phone line to rent games for $1.
  • Six Degrees

    Six Degrees
    Six Degrees had nearly 1000 members create profiles and friend each other.
  • LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    In 2003, LinkedIn gave users a place to post their resume and private messages to people with a business oriented mind. Today, it's used to recruit new employees and for users to search for jobs.
  • G-Mail

    G-Mail
    G-Mail was started by Paul Buchheit in August 2001 and released to the public in January 2004.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    In February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and Eduaro Saverin, his roommate at Harvard University created Facebook.
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    In 2005,YouTube was founded by Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, and Chad Hurley.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    In March 2010, Twitter received over 70,000 registered users. During June 2010, nearly 65 million users posted each day.
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    In October 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram. in San Francisco, CA. The founders decided to create images with an app by uploading photos, comments, and liking.
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    The telegraph

    After Samuel Morse invented the telegraph, he sent his first message from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD. The message read, "What Have God Wrought?"
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    Compuserve

    In 1969, Compuserve began as processing and time service during the 1980's.It competed in 1991 when America Online (AOL) began. In 1995 it was taken over by AOL.
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    AOL

    In 1983, William von Meister founded America Online (AOL). AOL started as Control Video Corporation with a product game line. This product is a service that connected a Atare 2600 to a phone line to rent games for $1
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    Six Degrees

    Six Degrees was the first social media network founded by Andrew Weinreich in May 1996. The site was sold in December 2000 to Youth Stream Media.
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    G-Mail

    Paul Buchheit started G-Mail in August 2001. In January 2004, Google created it's own e-mail version of G-Mail.
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    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn was one of the first social networking sites founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-LucValliant.
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    Facebook

    In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook from his college dorm at Harvard University. The membership was limited by the founder to Harvard students.In September 2006, it was open to everyone with a valid e-mail address with an age requirement of 13 or older.
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    YouTube

    YouTube was created for users to upload and share videos.
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    Twitter

    In March 2006, Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Bill Stone, and Evan Williams.
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    Instagram

    In October 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in San Francisco, CA. Facebook bought the business for $1 billion in 2012.