The History and Evolution of Social Media an Infographic

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The History and Evolution of Social Media an Infographic

The History and Evolution of Social Media an Infographic

Social Media

Social Media are Internet sites where people interact freely, sharing and discussing information about each other and their lives, using a multimedia mix of personal words, pictures, videos and audio.

At these Web sites, individuals and groups create and exchange content and engage in person-to-person conversations.

They appear in many forms including blogs and microblogs, forums and message boards, social networks, wikis, virtual worlds, social bookmarking, tagging and news, writing communities, digital storytelling and scrapbooking, and data, content, image and video sharing, podcast portals, and collective intelligence.

There are lots of well-known sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal, Wikipedia, Wetpaint, Wikidot, Second Life,, Digg, Reddit, Lulu and many others.

The History and Evolution of Social Media an Infographic

Many thanks to Karim Benyagoub for his awesome work!

Social Media in 2013
YouTube topped one billion monthly users with 4 billion views per day, and launched paid channels to provide content creators with a means of earning revenue.
Facebook user total climbed to 1.11 billion.
Twitter had 500 million registered users, with more than 200 million active.
Apple’s customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps and the company again improved iTunes, even as iPads were revolutionizing social games.
Yahoo purchased Tumblr blogging-social media network, with 170 million users and 100 million blogs.
Flickr had 87 million users and stored 8 billion photos, while Instagram had 100 million users storing 4 billion photos.
LinkedIn had 225 million users, while MySpace had 25 million users.
Pinterest had 48.7 million users, while WordPress hosted 74 million blogs.
Dropbox had more than 100 million users with 1 billion files uploaded daily.
Google+ had 343 million users.
Reddit had 69.9 million monthly users, with 4.8 billion monthly page views.
The People’s Liberation Army of China and the Syrian Electronic Army rose among the gaggle of infamous hackers.
Privacy concerns continued over public sharing of personal information on social networks.
There were 156 million blogs. Blogs, online videos and podcasts continue to be staples for marketers.
An Australian survey found 34 percent of social network users logged on at work, 13 percent at school, and 18 percent in the car, while 44 percent used social networks in bed, 7 percent in the bathroom, and 6 percent in the toilet.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station regularly tweeted live from space to a global audience.

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31 Reacties

  1. Berrie Pelser 16 januari 2014 om 09:20

    The History and Evolution of Social Media an Infographic – /@BerriePelser – #SocialMedia

  2. Ian Wright 16 januari 2014 om 09:27

    We’ve certainly come a long way in a relatively short period of time!

  3. Goldschmiede Plaar 16 januari 2014 om 09:31

    nice history

  4. Martin Gysler 16 januari 2014 om 09:37

    WOW an amazing job, congratulation Berrie, you rock!

  5. terrinakamura 16 januari 2014 om 09:39

    So much went into gathering this information and the cool, vintage graphics. Thanks, Berrie!

  6. phillip 16 januari 2014 om 09:40

    I cant believe g plus has only been around since 2011. Its sure has grown like a weed.

  7. Andrew Lambie 16 januari 2014 om 09:41

    Wow that was interesting! Blast from the past for sure

  8. Alain Thai 7s 16 januari 2014 om 09:42

    long way from Arpanet 😉

  9. Rachel Bloomer 16 januari 2014 om 09:58

    Great stuff with various ways to share and discuss information, thanks Berrie!

  10. Candace Mountain 16 januari 2014 om 10:03

    That is pretty cool. Brought back some memories too.

  11. Maya Artrotter 16 januari 2014 om 10:04

    Wow, great information. Thank you!

  12. Jenn 16 januari 2014 om 10:39

    Great information, thanks!

  13. Danielle Keogh 16 januari 2014 om 10:50

    Social networks timeline. Imagine how fast the improvements and life goes. Thanks for this informative article. 🙂

  14. Atotsm 16 januari 2014 om 10:53

    Interesting – Thanks for sharing!

  15. Howard W Bailey 16 januari 2014 om 11:17

    Interesting perspective…reminds us where we actually joined the conversation…Thanks!

  16. Darren Wall 16 januari 2014 om 11:18

    Love the infographic it’s really informative.

  17. Samida Wendel 16 januari 2014 om 11:29

    nice and fully information…

  18. tag64 16 januari 2014 om 11:37

    very informative, thank you very much Berrie

  19. Stuart Donald 16 januari 2014 om 11:48

    How interesting. Great Infographic. Thanks very much.

  20. Mithu Hassan 16 januari 2014 om 11:52

    Very interesting infographic !!

  21. Gregory Smith 16 januari 2014 om 12:11

    Interestinq. Could you please tell me more?

  22. SomGBE 16 januari 2014 om 12:29

    Interesting and useful info.

  23. Ability Gear 16 januari 2014 om 12:30

    Great history lesson. I remember dialing-in way back with a 2.4 modem. Upgraded to 24, then to 56. Wow… I was “surfing” fast. Obviously the next 20 years will bring huge changes and we’ll look back on today and laugh as well.

  24. Ahmed Ben Cheikh 16 januari 2014 om 12:44

    Great. It reminds me my first mail address with compuserve, in 1994.

  25. Kevin Morrice 16 januari 2014 om 12:46

    Another great representation of your work in infographics, Berrie. This one is particularly interesting and well done.

  26. Abir Roy 16 januari 2014 om 12:47

    nice infographic… good information

  27. Armin H. Müller 16 januari 2014 om 12:49

    cool graphic, thanks, what would you have included for 2012 and 2013? Thanks for sharing.

  28. Scotty Barker 16 januari 2014 om 12:50

    Great info, shows how much Social media has grown expotentially, especially the last 5 years

  29. Joe Buchel 16 januari 2014 om 13:00

    Excellent………..great view of the social media explosion.

  30. Anas Homaidani 29 januari 2014 om 13:29

    Great Article … I hope you maintain updated versions

  31. Brian Dear 11 februari 2014 om 03:42

    No mention of PLATO? One of the earliest online communities? Much bigger than The WELL? Many thousands of users around the world? PLATO had instant messaging, chat rooms, and message forums, along with multiplayer games and the world’s first online newspaper — crowdsourced! — in 1973.

    Also, FYI project gutenberg’s first ebook was in 1971, not 78.

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