How is Myspace still alive in 2013?
The forerunners of Facebook, Twitter & Co. can be traced back to the year the Internet was founded more than 40 years ago. An infographic.
Old hands when it comes to social networks can still remember the times when MySpace was the measure of all things - and was attacked by a young upstart named Facebook. That was sometime between 2005 and 2009.
And very early Internet users can possibly even remember the ancestor of all social platforms - Friendster, founded in 2002, which now ekes out its existence somewhere in Malaysia as the undead of the web.
The CompuServe online service also dates back to 1969
But basically the socia media story begins even earlier: Shortly after the Internet forerunner Arpanet was launched in 1969, CompuServe, the first online service, was launched, as the American web agency Creative Ramblings recently published in an infographic.
Further forerunners of today's social networks are the first instant messenger ICQ, the blog platform Blogger.com and the Internet telephony service Skype. And many other large and small networks such as Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr & Co. More examples and figures in the infographic below.
Source: Creative Ramblings
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