May 31, 2020
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⟶ Updated 13 Oct 2017 ⟶
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The first social media site was stared
Over 100 million people has the internet
Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, launches.
Friendster, considered the granddaddy of social networks, launches.
Technorati, a search engine for blogs, goes live.
LinkedIn begins. LinkedIn strives to be known as a business-related social networking site used by professionals from its inception
Wordpress, a publishing platform that hosts blogs, is released
Myspace is launched
Google begins Gmail
Flickr, an image and video hosting website, goes live
Facebook, a social networking service which began at Harvard, expands to other universities
Yelp, a social networking site where users can review local businesses, begins
DIGG, a social news website, goes live
Facebook reaches one million members
Youtube, a video-sharing website, goes live.
Mashable, a news website and blog, goes live
Facebook becomes available to high schools in the United States.
Facebook becomes available in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Myspace becomes the most popular social networking site in the United States.
Twitter, a website for mini-blogging and social networking, begins.
Facebook launches its news feed feature to a mixed reaction. Users are not used to their every move being tracked in one general stream.
Google acquires Youtube.
WikiLeaks, which publishes submissions from anonymous sources, begins.
Tinder, a widely popular dating-oriented social networking service, launches.
Vine, a widely popular video sharing and social media service, launches .
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