The History of Social Media from 1978 - 2012 [Infographic]


Did you know that before Facebook or MySpace – and even before Friendster – there was a social network called Friends Reunited? This infographic from MarketingDirecto.com contains this and other factoids from over 30 years of online social networking.

The timeline stretches all the way back to 1978, when Ward Christensen and Randy Suess created the first computerized bulletin board system (CBBS) to make announcements and plan meetups with friends; and continues through the Facebook IPO in 2012. 

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