Social media - it's not as new as some may think. The Internet has always been social, and this infographic tells the story.
Do you remember the old Facebook days of super pokes and throwing sheep? Or maybe you go back further when the cool kids spent time on IRC and ICQ... or further back to the old BBS days? The Internet has been 'social' long before Facebook and Twitter existed. People have been sharing content with each other as far back as 1971 when the first email was sent.
This infographic by Copyblogger looks at how the Internet has become more social over the years. They identify some of the major players in the social media world and some of the key events (such as affordable broadband) that have changed how we're using the Internet.
It's an interesting look at how the Internet is changing the way we connect with each other, how we share and just how mainstream the things that were once reserved for techies have become.
How far back does your online social experience go back? Is there something not listed that you think should be?
Time for a trip down the online memory lane of social media: