Tuesday, April 9, 2013

History of Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Brief History of Social Media Marketing

Early 2000s to now

Social media sites like Friendster begin cropping up in the early part of the 21st century:

2002 – Friendster

2003 – Myspace

2003 – LinkedIn

2004 – Facebook

2006 – Twitter

2011 – Google+


Web 2.0 helps industry regain momentum, and companies start facilitating the buying and selling of advertising space on Web pages. 2008

Then-Sen. Barack Obama used Twitter and Facebook to differentiate his presidential campaign from that of his Republican opponent, John McCain. Obama’s Facebook page and Twitter feed were constantly being updated and interacting with followers, and the effort also extended to campaign donations. Here is the INFOGRAPHIC!

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