The Evolution of Social Media [Infographic]

From the primitive days of basic forums and news groups to the current "Golden Age" of social media.


Social media has become a ubiquitous part of daily life, but this growth and evolution has been in the works since the late 70s. From primitive days of newsgroups, listservs and the introduction of early chat rooms, social media has changed the way we communicate, gather and share information, and given rise to a connected global society.

According to an infographic from social media monitoring platform Simplify360, the “Golden Era” of social media started in 2001.

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