By Brian Peters
Do you remember your first social media profile? Or, how about your first social media post?
My first profile was on Myspace, my first friend was “Tom from Myspace,” and my first post was something like, “Myspace is awesome!”
The rest is history.
Social media has changed and evolved so much since the early days, it’s almost hard to believe how far we’ve come. How people use social media has changed as well. Gen Zs (now beginning to enter the workforce) only know a world with social media, compared to their counterparts – Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers – who can still fondly remember back to the days of snail mail and dial-up modems!
In light of #SMDay (6/30/2017), we’re teaming up with Bitly to share stories and celebrate the positive impact that social media has had on individuals, businesses, and the globe over the last 20 glorious years – all using the hashtag #impactofsocial. Check out the details at the bottom of this post about how you can join in on the fun!
Here’s a look at 10 powerful moments that shaped the social media history.
Let’s dive in!
Top 10 powerful moments that shaped social media history
There have been so many wonderful moments over the last 20 years on social media that it was quite a challenge to boil them down to just 10! But since we’re celebrating the positive impact of social media on people’s lives and on the world for this campaign, these are all particularly meaningful and important moments in the social media history.
Feel free to jump to a certain moment(s) in the social media history!
- The Birth of Facebook
- Miracle on the Hudson
- Going “Viral”
- Ellen’s Selfie (and the Nuggets guy)
- NASA’s #YearInSpace
- ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- Arab Spring
- Community Support during World Tragedies
- Natural Disaster Relief
Let’s count down to the top moment in the social media history!
10. The Birth of Facebook
Facebook, the social media network that has an incredible two billion monthly active users (nearly a third of the earth’s population), is the only network that I’ll mention in this post for moments-sake. Given its sheer size, the impact it has made on families, friends, businesses, and world events, I felt as though I might be remiss without a mention of Facebook somewhere!
It’s amazing to imagine what the world might be like if Facebook had never captured the hearts and minds of so many people the way it did. One of my favorite Facebook moments, in particular, is during an early 2004 interview on CNBC with Mark Zuckerberg:
The anchor asks: “Now there’s a new form of cyber match-making, college networking websites. Is this perhaps the next big thing? The Facebook. Mark, if someone was to put the question to you about the magnitude of what you’ve launched; how big do you think your product Go to the full article.
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