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.