The Evolution of Social Media

Social Media & PR

The world we know today would not exist without social media. I can say that I am the last generation to remember a time where social media was not used by everyone. My family was a little behind on getting a computer, but I don’t really remember social media becoming popular with kids my age until around 2006 and 2007. This does not mean social media did not exist then, it was just completely different than it is now. Kids that I babysit that are five years old know what Instagram and Vine are.

According to this infographic, here is a brief timeline of social media over the last ten years. Myspace was one of the first major social media platforms and it was formed in 2003. In 2004, Facebook was founded, which is undeniably still one of the biggest social media platforms today. Youtube and Bebo followed in 2005…

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