Ask people to do a word association exercise with the term social media and you will likely be bombarded with a slew of “Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest” responses. Of course, those are currently the three hottest social media sites on the planet, but surprisingly the history of social media goes back hundreds or even thousands of years.
Our interactive infographic, The Complete History of Social Media, tells the amazing story behind social media as we know it today. It also raises the question, “So, what’s next”? Believe it or not, ten years from now Twitter and Pinterest could well be the Myspace and Digg of today (technology dinosaurs fighting to get back into a space they used to dominate).