Ed Driscoll

A Visual History of Social Media

Social Media - A History

Along with what is certainly an impressive visual timeline, this site breathlessly announces, “Social Media did not start with Facebook or Twitter. Actually, it has been around for decades!” I know — I was first online around 1981 or so, connecting to bulletin board systems and Compuserve. (Minus the white Sleeper-style jumpsuit, for better or worse.) How ’bout you?

By the way, here’s a quick reminder from back then — this whole online news thing is just a fad; it’ll never catch on:

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