Social Networking Timeline by Deb Morley

By debmo
  • The first email is sent

    The first email is sent by Ray Tomlinson. He sent it to himself between two computers.
  • Online Bulletin Board Systems begun

    Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) exchanged data over phone lines with other users.
  • GeoCities was launched

    Yahoo! GeoCities is a web hosting service, currently available only in Japan. GeoCities was originally founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI). In its original form, site users selected a "city" in which to place their web pages. The "cities" were named after real cities or regions according to their content.
  • PlanetAll was launched

    PlanetAll was a social networking, calendaring, and address book site launched in November 1996. It was founded by a group of Harvard Business School and MIT graduates.
  • LiveJournal was launched

    LiveJournal (LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary.
  • Delicious launched

    Delicious (formerly, pronounced "delicious") is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. The site was founded by Joshua Schachter.
  • LinkedIn was launched

    LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. It is mainly used for professional networking.
  • MySpace launched

    Myspace is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake.
  • FaceBook launched

    Facebook is a social networking service and Web site.
  • Flickr

    Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community that was created by Ludicorp
  • Blogster launched

    Blogster is a blogging community that features specific-interest blogs. Blogster maintains an online community of users who publish content, images, video and more. Blogster members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, building a personalized profile, creating friend lists, commenting on articles and interacting in an online community.
  • Delicious and Flickr acquired by Yahoo!.

    Delicious and Flickr acquired by Yahoo!.
  • Ning launched

    Ning is an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks, launched in October 2005.
  • Twitter launched

    Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".
  • Diigo launched

    Diigo is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page. These annotations can be kept private, shared with a group within Diigo or a special link forwarded to someone else.
  • Virb launched

    Virb is a social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers.
  • weRead launched

    weRead, formerly iRead, is an online community of book enthusiasts.
  • launched is a social networking site for academics/researchers
  • Diaspora launched

    Diaspora is a non-profit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software.
  • Audimated launched

    Audimated is a social networking website for independent musicians and their fans.