Is Social Media Slowing Down?

Everything is about social media right now, but it may not be quite as new as you think. The first e-mail was sent in 1971 and just seven years later in 1978, the BBS, or bulletin board system, was available. Many of the modern day Facebook users may not remember the BBS systems, where people could enter a text-based cyber community similar to Facebook today.

From the BBS came sites like Geocities, software like AOL instant messenger and later, in 2003, MySpace. One year later, on the campus of Harvard, a small site was launched as a way to give college students a way to communicate. This site was Facebook. In 2006, Twitter was born and from there, sites like Foursquare, LinkedIn and the newest, Pinterest, have changed the way many of us go about our daily lives… Read more

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