I’m a real geek when it comes to social media particularly when it comes to its evolution. It still blows my mind how relatively recent a phenomenon social media is in our lives – relative that is to our age. If like me you are of the Gen X generation than you can easily remember a time when “social networking” was just something you did at parties. For later generations, social media is not so revolutionary.
Social media as an industry is continually evolving, with new networks, updates, and features constantly developing. This continually-changing landscape challenges us to keep up with trends and be ever-more creative in capturing the attention of audiences.
Here’s a cool infographic which charts the rise and rise of social media since the first social network launched in 2002. As you can see LinkedIn preceded Facebook by two years. I can’t wait to see what the next decade holds for social media!