7.1 A Brief Background on Social Media

If the last page wasn’t enough and you want to learn more about the history of the development of social media sites, please visit YouTube and search for “History of Social Media.” There are numerous videos that will provide you with a summary of how social media evolved from Usenet Groups to the mobile apps we know today.

As a reminder, the link we provided on the previous page to whatis.techtarget.com also provides a video you can review on the evolution of social media.

All to say, it is a widely discussed topic and it isn’t necessary to repeat the information here.

Further Watching

For an interesting historical perspective on the rise and fall of Myspace, you may be interested in this Ted Talk by Ader Whitcomb, who was the co-founder of Myspace. While Myspace is not the challenger to Facebook it once was, the video explains how a social media site attempts to gain users, serve its users and monetize using things like advertising.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akw7NoTi6yY