The Social Network Yearbook: 50+ Years and Still Going

Social Network Yearbook

When most think of social networks, they think Facebook. They look back to the source being MySpace or one of the other “old school” networks from just a few years ago. They rarely think of going back 50 years to see the real start of social networking, but that’s when it all began.

What we perceive as social networking is only a small part of the picture. Granted, the popularity of it has grown exponentially in the last half-decade, but it is neither a new concept nor is it a new form of communication that built on the hopes and dreams of Gen Y. This infographic by UK PR agency Citizen Brando takes us through the decades all the way until today.

Citizen Brando

JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

4 thoughts on “The Social Network Yearbook: 50+ Years and Still Going

  1. Very nice infographic you have here. I remember Xanga very well and then eventually started with Friendster and Last FM when the years passed by. I’m actually a late bloomer in Facebook because when everybody seemed to be there, I was the only one who didn’t have an account. LOL.

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