Timeline of social media

Timeline created by gmoon1
  • Email (Electronic mail)

    Email (Electronic mail)
    emailMessaging between two computers in a network at the earliest started in 1966. There were many developments that finally brought up what is known as Email.

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), was the world's first operational packet switching network and the core network of a set that came to compose the global Internet. The network was created by a small research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense. The packet switching of the ARPANET was based on designs
  • CompuServe

    CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial online service in the United States. It dominated the field during the 1980s and remained a major player through the mid-1990s, when it was sidelined by the rise of services such as AOL with monthly subscriptions rather than hourly rates.
  • BBS

    bbsA Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log in to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through electronic mail or in public message boards. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines ofte
  • MUD1

    MUDThe first popular computer adventure game was called Adventure, created by Will Crowther and Don Woods in the mid 1970's. The first MUD, an adventure game with multiple players, was invented by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle at Essex University in England in 1978.
  • listserv

    LISTSERV was the first electronic mailing list software application, consisting of a set of email addresses for a group in which the sender can send one email and it will reach a variety of people. Since its launch in 1986, several other list management tools have been developed, such as Lyris ListManager in 1997, Sympa in 1997, GNU Mailman in 1998.
  • IRC

    IRCIRC was invented by Jarkko Oikarinen for use on the Internet in 1988. However, there has also been an interesting history to the development of distributed chat communications that goes back to the early 1970's.
  • MoveOn.org

    MoveOn is an American non-profit, progressive or liberal public policy advocacy group and political action committee, which has raised millions of dollars for candidates it identifies as "moderates" or "progressives" in the United States. It was formed in 1998 in response to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton by the U.S. House of Representatives, which they saw as a waste of time.
  • Napster

    Napster is an online music store and a Best Buy company. It was originally founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing internet service that emphasized sharing audio files that were typically digitally encoded music as MP3 format files. The original company ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement, ceased operations and was eventually acquired by Roxio and later by Best Buy.
  • Epinions.com

    Epinions.com is a general consumer review site that was established in 1999. Epinions was acquired by Shopping.com (known as DealTime.com at the time of the acquisition) in 2003, which in turn was acquired by Ebay in 2005. At Epinions, visitors can read reviews about a variety of items to help them decide on a purchase or they can join for free and begin writing reviews that may earn them money and recognition, according to the si
  • Wikipedia

    WikipediaJimmy Donal, born August 7, 1966 is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia.
    Wikipedia was formally launched on 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger using the concept and technology of a wiki pioneered by Ward Cunningham.
  • Blogger

    Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.
  • Second Life

    Second Life
    Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat. It is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab which was launched on June 23, 2003.
  • Facebook

    Facebook (stylized facebook) is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile.
  • Youtube

    youtubeYouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005.
  • Twitter

    Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page.