Most people think that social media started with the Facebook and Twitter. Web 2.0 technologies which have given rise to such popular platforms have definitely played a major role in the popularization of social media among ordinary people , however , the real emergence of social media dates back to the 60s of the last century. The start was with the appearance of CompuServe in 1969 and then followed by the emergence of the email service in 1971… to Pinterest in 2010.
The visual below created by Karim Benyagoub captures some of the major historical developments of social media throughout the years till the present moment . I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues
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