The 10 Key Turning Points in the History of Social Media

Last Updated Sep 21, 2011 8:44 AM EDT

Social media as we know it -- Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. -- is only 15 years old, and yet it feels as if they are permanent fixtures in our lives that have been with us forever. A look at the history of social media, however, shows how fleeting much of it is, and how few genuinely innovative developments there have been since the mid-1990s. The Globe.com, for instance, was the first big, modern form of social media, and it incorporated virtually all the concepts and communications you can currently see in Facebook. It imploded after only three years.

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