History of Social Media (summer 2019)

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  • Six-Degree

    Six-Degree
    The first social media site was created by Andrew Weinreich in 1997 called Six Degrees. It was given its name due to the " six degrees of separation concept." it allowed people to create a profile and than friend other users of the site, sadly it only lasted till 2001. Christopher McFadden. (Oct. 16, 2018)
    A Chronological History of Social Media. 06.13.2019, Interesting Engineering, https://interestingengineering.com/a-chronological-history-of-social-media
  • MySpace

    MySpace
    MySpace was the one of the first original social media profile website and first major website that allowed users to make a profile and add friends. it was founded by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson in 2003 but did not become popular until 2005. Keith Terrell. (N/A)
    The History of Social Media: Social Networking Evolution. 06.13.2019, History Cooperative, https://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-social-media/
  • LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn was launched in 2003 founded by Reid Hoffman. it is used for professional networking that users to create a professional profile and connect with major employers and also used for job seeking. This is a business platform which is censored for professionalism rather than other social media sites. Christopher McFadden. (Oct. 16, 2018)
    A Chronological History of Social Media. 06.13.2019, Interesting Engineering, https://interestingengineering.com/a-chronological-history-of-social-media
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. It became the number one social media website today and has billions of users, taking over the myspace users. It is a place that allows users to request others as friends, post updates, and share photos or videos to their timeline. Keith Terrell. (N/A)
    The History of Social Media: Social Networking Evolution. 06.13.2019, History Cooperative, https://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-social-media/
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    YouTube was launched in 2005 which was founded by Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. it allowed users to upload and share videos from anywhere. now YouTube is one of the biggest social media platform that allows you to expand your following all over the world. however, Google bought the site in 2006. Monica Riese. (09.12.2016)
    The definitive history of social media 06.13.2019,
    The Daily Dot, https://www.dailydot.com/debug/history-of-social-media/
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams founded twitter in 2006. This was similar to Facebook however, It allowed users to make post or "tweets" in 140 characters or less. originally being used business purposes, now it is used as a social platform. It has over 500 million users today. Keith Terrell. (N/A)
    The History of Social Media: Social Networking Evolution. 06.13.2019, History Cooperative, https://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-social-media/
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Tumblr was founded by David Karp in 2007. It was a different that the usual Twitter and Facebook, It was described as microblogging site that allows users to turn different content into a blog. It allows users to also follow other users blogs. Keith Terrell. (N/A)
    The History of Social Media: Social Networking Evolution. 06.13.2019, History Cooperative, https://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-social-media/
  • Pinterest

    Pinterest
    Pinterest was launched in 2010. similar to Tumblr, Pinterest allows users to save or "pin" pictures to their boards for other users because it interests them. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Alisson Lips. (01.22.2018)
    From Chat Rooms to Snapchat: The History of Social Media. 06.13.2019, Social Media Week, https://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2018/01/chat-rooms-snapchat-history-social-media/
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    Instagram might be the most popular social media app today. it allows users to upload and like pictures. it allows users to share photos with friends. This was developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010 and was later bought by Facebook in 2012 for $1 Billion. Monica Riese. (09.12.2016)
    The definitive history of social media 06.13.2019,
    The Daily Dot, https://www.dailydot.com/debug/history-of-social-media/
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat was launched in 2011 following Instagram. It is used for sending photos and messages that would or only last no more than 10 seconds. It was created by a group of students at Stanford University. later the app allowed you to post stories for all your friends to see for a period of 24hrs. Alisson Lips. (01.22.2018)
    From Chat Rooms to Snapchat: The History of Social Media. 06.13.2019, Social Media Week, https://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2018/01/chat-rooms-snapchat-history-social-media/
  • Vine

    Vine
    vine was founded in 2013 by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll. It was used for uploading six-second looping video clips as well as for browsing of videos posted by other users. it was purchased by Twitter before its launch but sadly was closed in 2017 Margaret Rouse. (April, 2013)
    Vine (Vine app) 06.13.2019, Searchcio,
    https://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/Vine-Vine-app
  • musical.ly

    musical.ly
    created in 2014 by Alex Zhu. An app where users create 15-second to 1 minute lip-syncing music videos with sound tracks to accompany them, while using different options of speed and add pre-set filters and effects. Users are also able to browse popular content, trending songs, hashtags, and uniquely interact with their fans. Sameer Hinduja. (August 13, 2013)
    What you need to know about Musical.ly 06.13.2019, Connect Safely, https://www.connectsafely.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-ly/