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Posts Tagged ‘social media history’

Social Media: Then Vs Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media: Then Vs Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you remember what we did before Twitter? How on earth did we share small but important messages with our friends and colleagues?

With a Post-It note, perhaps?

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Blogs, Social Media, Video, SEO, Apps – 10 Years of Digital Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Blogs, Social Media, Video, SEO, Apps - 10 Years of Digital Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that back in 2004, “blog” was named the word of the year by Merriam-Webster?

Ten years on, blogs have gone from strength-to-strength. Indeed, many are so sophisticated and feature-packed today that they are so far removed of the blogs of a decade ago to be almost unrecognisable. So what else has changed in this time?

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The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]

The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]

What was your first experience with social media? Facebook? Twitter?

Myspace? LinkedIn?

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you realise, that everyone you know, someday, will die?

And I hate to be the one to break it to you, but at some point – hopefully in the distant, distant future – you’re going to leave this mortal coil, too.*

So here’s the big question: what happens to our social media profiles when we cease to exist?

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10 Years In Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Years In Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s your first memory of social media? Can you think back a decade ago and remember which platforms you were using and what you were saying?

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The Past, Present And Future Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Past, Present And Future Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s your earliest memory of social media?

Friendster, perhaps? Or Myspace?

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has been with us for just a single decade, but 47 percent of Americans now cite the social network as their number one influencer of purchases. Twitter opened its doors to the public in July 2006, but 34 percent of marketers have used the platform to successfully generate leads.

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The Best Of Social Media 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The State Of Social Media 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

What are your highlights of the social media scene, circa 2013?

It’s been one heck of a year. Back in January Twitter introduced Vine to the world, which has gone from strength-to-strength. February saw a huge bump in hashtags used on Superbowl ads, and in March the University of Florida offered the first graduate social masters program.

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The Evolution Of Social Media (2008-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Evolution Of Social Media (2008-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earlier today we took a (somewhat cheeky) look at the history of social media, as told by some of the key social networks we’ve seen arrive (and, in a few cases, depart) over the past decade.

But, really, social media as we know it today has only really come to be a force in the last five years or so, with the period from 2008 until the present day effectively changing everything we thought we knew about online communication, brand messaging and marketing.

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A Brief History Of 7 Social Networks (And How They Used To Look) [PHOTOS]

A Brief History Of 7 Social Networks (And How They Used To Look) [PHOTOS]

Hey, remember Friendster?

No? USENET, IRC, CompuServe, email and everything else that came before it aside, Friendster is generally considered the pioneer of modern social networking. Launching back in 2002, before even MySpace, Friendster became one of the first social networks to acquire one than one million users, reaching more than 100 million by 2008. And then, just like that, it all went a bit pear-shaped.

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From ‘Hello World’ And BBS To Facebook And Twitter – The History Of Social Collaboration [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have changed the way that businesses of all shapes and sizes in essentially every major industry around the world brand and market their products and services, but this relatively new medium wouldn’t even exist without the range of innovative technology in online collaboration that has evolved over the years.

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