Social Media History

by Tony Shays on March 13, 2012

The History of Social Networking

The history of social media begins with a tiny spark in 1971, when the first e-mail was sent. It grew very slowly for decades, but then it started to grow in the mid- to late-90s and has continued to skyrocket in popularity since.

The infographic below, created by Mashable, gives a quick but thorough history of social media through 2008.

Social Media History

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This article was written by Tony Shays. Tony is the founder of Home Based Business Success Center. He is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated 12 traditional small businesses and has also found success in several different home based multi-level marketing companies. In addition to running the Success Center, he is also a business coach.

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