They dominate our lives but how and when did they begin? A brief look at the history of the social networking site.
1985: The Well was one of the earliest established social networking site, which provided an online community for users to connect with one another.
1994: Live Journal began, an online blogging and sharing site for users to interact.
2002: Friendster appeared and was one of the first really successful networking sites, attracting 3 million users in the first few months.
2005: Bebo was founded as a blogging/networking site intended to rival MySpace.
2006: Facebook became available to all and was an instant success now hosting over more than 400 million active users and around 5 billion pieces of content shared each week. In the same year Twitter hit the social networking scene bringing something new to the table with that of its ‘micro-blogging’ approach. Now extremely popular with celebrities and socialites worldwide.
2010: Google Buzz is launched and is set to rival Facebook… watch this space 🙂