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Who Invented Social Media

You may think of facebook as the first dominant social media platform, but Six Degrees outdated it by several years. Six Degrees is a social media site that was made by Andrew

Weinreich in 1997. This was the first popular website for social communication. This was the most popular social website during the late nineties and early 2000s. It had a peak of 1

million users. 


In 1999, there was a small social media site called LiveJournal. This site allowed people to blog about their lives, and keep their friends updated on their lives. 

Facebook would incorporate this idea into their stories feature. In 2002, Friendster is created and launched by Peter Chin, Jonathan Abrams,and Dave Lee. They rejected a $30 million

deal from Google. This is considered to be one of the most titanic mistakes made in Silicon Valley. 

In 2003, Six Degrees was dethroned by MySpace. Tom Anderson set up MySpace in 2003, and it became the most popular social media site in the world. 

Users on MySpace could customize their backgrounds and share their music preferences. Of course, Facebook would surpass Six Degrees. You probably know or have seen memes

about how outdated MySpace is, but MySpace is still used to this day. LinkedIn was set up in 2003 as a way to connect with employees and businesses. LinkedIn reached half a billion

users in 2016. 


Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 as a sophomore at Harvard. It went public two years later in 2006, and many people flocked to the site. Facebook 

took on its competition with full force. It added hashtags to compete with Twitter, and it added stories to compete with Snapchat. Facebook is a social media titan today with 2.32

billion users. These days people of all ages are using Facebook, but due to its age, Facebook has a lot of older users. 


Instagram is the social media account that attracts younger users. In 2010,Instagram came to the social media scene with its visual platform. Instagram was Facebook’s competition

back in 2010. In 2011, Facebook bought Instagram. Facebook continued to be the head honcho of the social media world. Instagram had 1 billion users in 2018. Instagram is a great 

place to market goods and services to a young audience. People think that Instagram will become even bigger than Facebook. 


Social media has revolutionized communication and social connection. Social media makes it easy for you to find people online that share your interests and viewpoints. Social media

can be used for helpful purposes, but it is important not to be controlled by it when you’re browsing.