The folks over at Grovo have released this cool new video explaining what we’re trying to do with social media, and how we got here. The video covers social media from its trivial to epic, and describes the phenomenon pretty well. May be a nice video to send along to an older family member who “doesn’t get this Facebook mumbo jumbo.”
Particularly interesting is the progression from messages to bulletin boards to modern internet to Geocities to theglobe and sixdegrees. They touch on the ideas of blogging as it seeded the social network phenomenon. The path has been longer than is casually observed when you factor in 90s experiments and the progress from Friendster and MySpace to the social networking world of today.