I like to talk EVERYWHERE online, come join me 😉
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 🙂
My top five websites are:
1. facebook.com – In my opinion the best of the social networking sites, everyone has one and they are a breeze to manage and use. Importantly a great distraction from work or university 😉
2. stumbleupon.com -A perfect boredom cure, when you ‘stumble’ you come across interesting and unusual websites tailored to your interests that keep you entertained for hours.
3. artbox.co.uk – what do you get if you add cute + cute (plus some more cute) ? ARTBOX. A quirky site that sells a range of sweet products from toys and stickers to home-ware and bags. Check out the pandas 😉
4. youtube.com -Video entertainment for everyone, now with Chanel four on demand. Enough said?
5. Twitter.com -For those who want to broadcast their lives or indulge in the lives of others. Now with many high-profile celebrity users ‘tweeting’ their day to day activities who can deny they don’t like hearing gossip straight from the horses’ mouth?