The 60-Second History Of Social Networks

history of social networksGot a minute and want to walk down memory lane? Remember Geocities or Classmates.com? How about Six Degrees, Pinterest or CompuServe? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then don’t miss this fun new infographic from Citizen Brando. Of note, I found this infogrphic through one of the newest social networks: Google+.

From the very beginning in the 1960s to present day, the below infographic (download the PDF here) walks you through the many nooks and crannies of the major social networks that rose and fell over the past decades. My personal favorite is Geocities as it was how I got my start learning how to do web design. Which was / is your favorite social network?

One of the most interest parts of this infographic is the ‘current number of users’ statistics. I had no idea about that so many people were still using things like Geocities, Classmates.com, AsianAvenue.com, or even LiveJournal! There are just too many to keep up with at this point.

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history of social networks infographic