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Evolution of Social Media.


What is social media

Social: refers to the needs we have to connect with others human we have a need to be around and included in groups of similar like-minded people with whom we are comfortable sharing thoughts and ideas.

Media:we are using media to make those connections with other humans like facebook twitter linked in etc…[Wikipedia]

Today it is so easy to reach anyone around the globe, thanks to the internet and to the social networking who is becoming essential in our modern life.

Social media is new technology that allows us to build relationships with new friends and with our customers. It is doing what the telephone, direct mail, print advertising, radio, television and billboards did for up until now

The history and evolution of social media

In 1994 One of the web’s first social networking sites, Geocities is founded. The concept was for users to create their own websites

Sixdegrees.com launches allowing profile creation and listing friends in 1997

2002- Friendster is launched, pioneering online connection of real world. It’s user base grows to 3 million users un the first 3 months. About 1 in every 126  internet users at the time.

2003- My space is launched. First conceived as a Friendster clone, created by an internet marketing firm. In the following years, many other social networking sites launch. Among them Linkedin, classmates.com, Netlog etc…

2004- Facebook launches in February 2004 at Harvard University in Massachusetts.. More than half of the 19.500 students signed up within the first month.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched in July of that year. Twitter rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with 200 million users as of 2011,generating over 200 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day It is sometimes described as the  SMS of the Internet.

In 2011 Google plus is launched-a new social networking service. Google Plus get 20 Million Users within three weeks

References:

www.Wikipedia.com

www.Mashable.com

www.Socialmediaexaminer.com

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9 comments on “Evolution of Social Media.

  1. john Had,
    August 21, 2011 at 7:43 PM #

    Nice blog design as usual joe, and nice article as a starter, good luck :))

  2. Peter
    August 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM #

    Mabrouk, the new project, will come often to see what is going on in your Medina

  3. kcavaliere
    August 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM #

    Nice blog Joe 🙂 Good luck!

  4. mich1mich
    August 22, 2011 at 11:47 AM #

    Mabrouk! What a good idea. Looking forward to more 🙂

  5. Life with Subtitles
    August 31, 2011 at 10:10 AM #

    Just a small piece of advice: Use spellcheck man 🙂
    It’s funny cause it’s not even obscure complicated words that are misspelled:

    – Socila
    – Wikepadia
    – Machable

    Cheers, and all the best !

    • Joe
      September 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM #

      Thank you man i will :O)

  6. Vertical Measures
    September 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM #

    Fun article, Joe! I thought you might enjoy this blog post as well: http://www.verticalmeasures.com/social-media/would-your-brand-pass-a-social-media-background-check/

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