A Brief History Of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

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By Shea Bennett

What’s your first memory of social media?

Twitter, perhaps? Or maybe Facebook?

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember when MySpace was very much numero uno amongst all social platforms. Roll the years back a little further, and you could have been one of the (relatively) few who were amongst the pioneers of modern social networking on Friendster.

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. This infographic from Creative Ramblings┬átakes a closer look at the history of social media, 1969-2012.

(Source: Creative Ramblings. Social media image via Shutterstock.)