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  • Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS)

    Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS)
    The first BBS, called the Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS), was created in 1978 by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess. Although ARPANET was in operation at that time, it was restricted to institutions funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
    Hanna Lidderdale
  • AOL

    n 1983, Steve Case was a recent college grad with a home computer and modem who got a job at a company called Control Video, which sold Atari games. It collapsed shortly after he arrived. “Out of the ashes, Case crafted Quantum Computer Services,
    Hanna Lidderdale
  • Yahoo Comes to the Sceen

    Yahoo Comes to the Sceen
    It was founded in January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were Electrical Engineering graduate students when they created a website named "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web".
    Hanna Lidderdale
  • MSN Messenger

    MSN Messenger
    MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger), a messaging, video and voice calling service, launches.
    Hanna Lidderdale
  • "Hot or Not" launched

    "Hot or Not" launched
    Founded by James Hong, people could submit pictures of themselves on this website for others to rate their attractiveness.
    Jacob Gmerek
  • "Friendster" launched

    "Friendster" launched
    "Friendster" was a way for people to connect with each other online. However, it did not last very long.
    Jacob Gmerek
  • "LinkedIn" founded by Reid Hoffman

    "LinkedIn" founded by Reid Hoffman
    "LinkedIn" is a business social media outlet that allows employers to post job openings and job seekers to post resumes.
    Jacob Gmerek
  • "MySpace" founded by Tom Anderson, Jon Hart, and Chris Dewolfe

    "MySpace" founded by Tom Anderson, Jon Hart, and Chris Dewolfe
    MySpace, at one time, was the most popular social media site in the world. It was also the first social media site to reach over one million monthly users.
    Jacob Gmerek
  • "Facebook" launched

    "Facebook" launched
    Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, I am sure we are all familiar with Facebook.
    Jacob Gmerek
  • YouTube launched

    YouTube launched
    a. Youtube’s official launch came in December of 2005. By the time it was officially launched, its videos had more than 2 million views each day during its beta testing. This video streaming app let’s viewers watch and interact with videos that other users post. Users are also able to post their own content for others to view and interact with. Jawed Karim was the very first user to create an account and post a video of him at the zoo. Gabrielle Glancy
  • Twitter takes off

    Twitter takes off
    Twitter, known as Twttr at the time, took off in July of 2006. Twitter to be a type of message board between friends, which meant someone would send a text to a specific number to their group of friends, but the public could see the messages. The Twitter team fell into financial issues with SMS bills and had to change how Twitter worked. The changes included the limitation of 140-characters. The first ever tweet was posted by co-founder, Jack Dorsey.
    Gabrielle Glancy
  • LinkedIn makes a profit

    LinkedIn makes a profit
    LinkedIn was the first network to offer paid premium packages. The site’s Job and Subscriptions area helped bring in revenue in the early days. Three years after launching, LinkedIn brought in its first profit and became the first network to do so.
    Gabrielle Glancy
  • Tumblr comes tumblin' in

    Tumblr comes tumblin' in
    The first version of Tumblr was launched in February of 2007, then a more official version a few months later in April. The network was launched by a 17-year-old, David Karp, from his mom’s apartment. Tumblr allowed users to post pictures, videos, and text. It was also known for its micro-blogging, which is the exchange of small content.
    Gabrielle Glancy
  • the hashtag appears

    the hashtag appears
    The hashtag was proposed in the summer of 2007 and a couple months later it was used for the first time with #SanDiegoFire. The hashtag is used to create, promote, and spread awareness to any topic, important or not. In the San Diego Fire case, the hashtag was used to post updates about the fires occurring in California at the time. Twitter thought the hashtag was just a simple way to group content but soon realized it was an efficient way to bring in new users.
    Gabrielle Glancy
  • BeBo bought in 2008

    BeBo bought in 2008
    In 2008 AOL buys Bebo for 850 million. Bebo is a social networking site that launched in 2005, and went bankrupt in 2013 ater AOL owned it and just recently relaunched in 2021.
    Jeremiah Knight
  • Pinterest launches in 2010

    Pinterest launches in 2010
    In 2010 pinterest launches, which is a photo sharing website that allows users to post pictures and allows users to pin items to their pinboard that they like.
    Founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp
    Jeremiah Knight
  • Instrgram Launches

    Instrgram Launches
    Instagram is a photo/video sharing social media website that has become very popular over the years. It allows people to interact with each other through picture/video posts and comments.
    The authors of instagram are Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and the developers were Facebook.
    Jeremiah Knight
  • Path was Launched in 2010

    Path was Launched in 2010
    Path is a social networking enabled photo sharing and messing services for mobile devices. The founders of Path were Dave Morin, Shawn Fanning and Dustin mierau
    Jeremiah Knight
  • In 2010 Quora launches

    In 2010 Quora launches
    Quora is a popular question and answers platform.
    Founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever
    Jeremiah Knight
  • 2011 Google Joins the Party

    2011 Google Joins the Party
    In June of 2011, Google joined the social media party by releasing its own platform, Google Plus. In June, it was only available to certain people with invitations but then expanded to the general public in September 2011. Unfortunately, with competition from Facebook and other popular sites, Google Plus did not gain as much popularity as the competitors. By Amber Lantz
  • 2011 The Ghost was Born

    2011 The Ghost was Born
    In 2011, the popular app Snapchat was launched. However, at the time, the app was called “Picaboo” instead of Snapchat. The name was changed to Snapchat after a lawsuit from a company already called Picaboo. The platform allowed people to post content that would be viewable for 24 hours and has continued to update the platform with new features as time goes on. By Amber Lantz
  • 2012 Facebook Milestones

    2012 Facebook Milestones
    Facebook acquired Instagram, another social media platform, for one billion dollars. In addition, Facebook also reached one billion users on the site. After they reached the one billion mark, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, released a statement saying, “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling, and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.” By Amber Lantz
  • 2013 Vine is up Next

    2013 Vine is up Next
    In 2013, the next social media platform takes the stage, Vine. Vine is a video-sharing platform that allowed users to record and share videos. It was acquired by Twitter, which helped Vine get its launch in 2013. By Amber Lantz
  • 2015 Live Video Craze

    2015 Live Video Craze
    In 2015, two different live video streaming social media platforms were launched, Periscope and Meerkat. Periscope became more popular than Meerkat and was even awarded the IOS App of the Year for 2015. These two live video streaming services would become the start of multiple platforms following suit in the coming years. By Amber Lantz
  • 2015 End of an Era

    2015 End of an Era
    In 2015, the social media platform and game Friendster, which launched in 2002, came to an end. After not being able to compete with emerging platforms like Facebook, Friendster’s popularity decreased and closed its technological doors in 2015. By Amber Lantz
  • Facebook Live is Launched

    Facebook Live is Launched
    After Facebook had successfully launched back in 2005, the company added a New Feature called Facebook LIVE. This unique Update first soft launched in August of 2015 but wasn’t fully released as an up and running program until April of 2016. Facebook LIVE was a feature on Facebook that gave their users the ability to go Live on Camera to connect and communicate with friends and followers over Facebook in Real Time. Elek Kitchen
  • Instagram Stories are Launched

    Instagram Stories are Launched
    successfully launched on October 6th of 2010, Kevin Systrom the owner and creator of Instagram decided to add another feature to the site called Instagram Stories. These stories that users can post on their feed mimic almost Exactly like how Snapchat worked. Each post, whether it be a photo or video is uploaded for 24 Hours, then disappears. You can add filters, stickers and draw pictures in photos, and you can even add Music to the background of any post as well.
    Eleki Kitchen
  • Twitter Character Limit Expansion

    Twitter Character Limit Expansion
    Twitter was known as the short public text messaging site that originated in 2006, where users all over the world were able to share their thoughts and feelings through 140 characters or less on each post. This character limit was purposely made to reflect the length of SMS text messaging that was built in through mobile devices and computers, which limited users to only 160 characters, the remaining 20 characters was used as the twitter username in every message.
    Elek Kitchen
  • Tik Tok and Co-Star are Launched

    Tik Tok and Co-Star are Launched
    Tik Tok, originally known as Musical.ly was a would rebound mobile Video-Sharing Social Media platform where users were able to post short vertical videos of themselves with musical filters. This app blew up, able to use it as an outlet to express themselves through various singing, dancing, lip-synching and other types of comedy. These videos were often discovered by millions of other users that were shared throughout the community, which gain thousands of likes.
    Elek Kitchen
  • Instgram TV is Launched

    Instgram TV is Launched
    As the Instagram app began to flourish with users, content and a successful marketing business, another unique video sharing method was used called Instagram TV, or IGTV for short. This was a feature where long-form video sharing was possible. While original square videos on Instagram were limited to being only a minute long, this feature allows people to share videos that were over an hour long, or 15 minutes if you are using mobile.
    Elek Kitchen
  • Defunction of Google+ 2019

    Defunction of Google+ 2019
    Google+ shuts down in April 2019 due to low user engagement and an API flow hanna lidderdale
  • 2020 Parler shut down

    2020 Parler shut down
    Parler is shut down on all major service providers including Google, Apple, and Amazon due to the lack of “moderation policies and enforcement” posing a public safety threat hanna Lidderdale
  • Launch of Clubhouse

    Launch of Clubhouse
    Clubhouse, an audio-chat social networking app launches Hanna Lidderdale
  • Parler Announces re-launch, new CEO

    Parler Announces re-launch, new CEO
    Social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, says it is re-launching.
    Hanna LIdderdale