History of Social Media

By mdb116
  • eHarmony

    eHarmony
    eHarmony was founded by Neil Clark Warren, a psychologist and author of relationship advice books.
  • MySpace

    MySpace
    MySpace was launched.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook was founded by Harvard classmates Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. At the time, it was known as "Thefacebook". It was intially for the use of Harvard Students.
  • Flickr

    Flickr
    Flickr is released at the O'Reilly Emerging Tech conference.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Investor, Peter Thiel, sees potential in the website and invests $500,000
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    YouTube was created by three former Paypal employees, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim in a garage in Menlo Park, California. It was created as a way for people to share and watch videos around the world through the internet.
  • Flickr

    Flickr
    Yahoo acquires Flickr
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me At The Zoo", featuring co-creator Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
  • MySpace

    Becomes one of the hottest sites on the Web. With 22 million members, it had more pages than Google at the time and was one of the major destinations on the web.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    A Nike ad becomes the first video to get 1 milion views on YouTube.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    YouTube gets launched to the public.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter was created by three programmers, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, from San Fransisco, California. It was created because they wanted to find a new way to send text messages on their phones.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter officially launches to the public.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    Google buys Youtube for $1.65 billion.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Tumblr was created by web developer/entrepreneuer David Karp. He created Tumblr as a reaction to other blogging platforms, as he thought they were too complicated.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    YouTube launches partner program where users can get paid for their content.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Microsoft buys a 1.6 percent stake in the company, valuing Facebook at $15 billion.
  • Flickr

    Flickr
    The Commons launches between Flickr and the Library of Congress.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook reaches 100 million active users
  • MySpace

    MySpace
    MySpace launches MySpace Music
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter passes 1 billion tweet mark
  • MySpace

    MySpace
    MySpace removes 90,000 sex offenders from the site.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Tumblr purchases an Apple application called Tumblerette to launch it's first cell phone app.
  • Flickr

    Flickr
    Flickr releases its first iPhone app.
  • Pinterest was Launched

    Pinterest was Launched
    The site launched in March of 2010 to a closed forum. The first 5000 users were personally invited by Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest. Silbernann was inspired to create Pinterest by his love of collecting things as a child.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    The famous "Like" button is created
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter launches new web interface, allowing new ways to embed multimedia into the stream
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    Instagram was created and lauched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was a way to edit and share photos.
  • MySpace

    MySpace
    MySpace launches new gap logo
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    IG reaches 1 million users
  • Pinterst App Launches

    Pinterst App Launches
    Pinterest released thier iPhone app in march 2010. The app was downloaded more times than expected.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter valued at $7.7 billion
  • Google +

    Google +
    Google lauches Google + for users to post statuses and pictures for interest groups to see, rather than just "friends"
  • Google +

    Google +
    2 weeks after lauch, users reach 10 million
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat was developed by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy for a class project at Standford. Snapchat first launches under the name Picaboo, as an iOS-only app
  • Flickr

    Flickr
    Flickr hits 6 billion photos
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    Introduces 4 new filters (v2.0)
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Barry Eggers, a managing director at the venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures, learns from his teenage daughter that the three most popular apps among her friends are Angry Birds, Instagram, and Snapchat. Eggers' partner at the firm, pursues Snapchat and agrees to invest $485,000 in the company
  • Facebook/Instagram

    Facebook/Instagram
    Facebook acquires Instagram
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook goes public
  • Vine

    Vine
    Vine was created by Dom Hoffman, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll in New York. It was created as a tool to easily cut video shots together.
  • No Longer Requires Requests

    No Longer Requires Requests
    Pinterest no long requires user to request or have an invitation to join the website.
  • Tinder

    Tinder
    Tinder was launched by founder Sean Rad. It targetes college campuses first, with 90% of uses ranging from the ages of 18 to 24.
  • Vine

    Vine
    Twitter buys Vine for $30 million.
  • Vine

    Vine
    Vine officially launches to the public.
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    IG has 100 million users
  • Vine

    Vine
    Vine becomes the most downloaded free app on the iOS App Store.
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    Introduces the video feature
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Yahoo! acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion. David Karp stays as CEO.
  • Google +

    Google +
    540 Million active users
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat users are now sharing 400 million snaps a day
  • Google +

    Google +
    The New York Times compared Google+ to a ghost town, citing Google stats of 540 million "monthly active users", but noting that almost half don't visit the site.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook's face recognition algorithm (DeepFace) reaches near-human accuracy in identifying faces.
  • Promoted Pins Launched

    Promoted Pins Launched
    Pinterest launched the option to have "Promoted Pins" allowing companies to sponsor results in search results and category feeds.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat launches collaborative timelines based on events.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Acquires Whatsapp
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Hundreds of thousands of Snapchat photos are leaked. Snapchat does not appear to be at fault: the leak seems to be from SnapSaved, a service that allows people to receive snaps and archives all the snaps it receives, and Snapchat explicitly states in its terms of use that users should not connect Snapchat with third-party applications.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    SnapCash added. Tool to allow people to send each other money easily through the app
  • Intsagram

    Intsagram
    300 Million monthy users, surpassing the monthy users on Twitter
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat announces that it has raised $485 million from 23 investors at a valuation of at least $10 billion.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    100 Million Active Users Currently on Snapchat. Snapchat users are sending snaps at a rate over 400 million a day
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Over 1.49 billion monthly users (users who have logged-on within a 30 day period starting in the 2nd quarter).
  • Launch of Buyable Pins

    Launch of Buyable Pins
    Buyable Pins are a special type of pin that allows the user to make a purchase within Pinterest itself. Pinterest does not get a cut of the purchase, however they intend to allow sellers to promote this buyable pins for a small fee.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter clocks in at 316 million monthly active users and 500 mllion tweets sent per day.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Today, Tumblr has over 252 million blogs and more than 116.9 billion posts.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    Today, YouTube has over 1 billion users and around 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
  • Vine

    Vine
    Today, Vine has over 200 million users, around 100 million people watch Vine videos every month and 1.5 billion Vine loops played daily.