Do You Remember What “Social” Was Before Facebook? [Infographic]

A new infographic from Morrison Foerster explores A Short History of Social Media, reminding us of all the events from the last 15 years or so that have made social media what it is today.

It’s easy to forget that social media hasn’t been around forever.  Facebook, Twitter and other social sites have become so ingrained in our ever day routines that it feels like they’ve always been here.  A new infographic from Morrison Foerster explores A Short History of Social Media, reminding us of all the events from the last 15 years or so that have made social media what it is today.

The infographic takes a look at when key social sites and services launched, like SixDegrees.com in 1997, Blogger in 1999, Friendster in 2002, Myspace in 2003, Facebook in 2004 and Twitter in 2006.  It also covers key events that occurred within the social media sphere.  For instance, back in December of 2006, Facebook declined Yahoo’s $1 billion offer to buy the social network and on July 8 of this year (2011), LinkedIn surpassed Myspace to become the number 2 social network in the United States.

Check out the full Short History of Social Media infographic below and let us know what you think (Click here to see a larger version).  Do you remember what life was like before Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and blogging?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.