The world’s most popular and loved Social Networking sites certainly have changed over the years, and they’ll undoubtedly continue to change as time moves forward. How these sites used to look when they were launched and changed over time, let’s take look!
Facebook is a most popular Social Networking site, was found by Mark Zuckerberg and launched on Feb 2004. The website, when launched, had only 8 Features and was available for students from Harvard University only. The website allows registered users to create profiles, uploads photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
The only features were- Users account, Friends and Friend requests, Profile (with a single photo for each user), list meta-details, Search, Privacy Restriction, A feature to visualize a user’s friend graph, and Invitation.
Twitter is a social networking site where users post and interact through messages, called “tweets”. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 people, but on November 7, 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 character types for all dialects except Japanese, Korean and Chinese language. Twitter, Inc. is situated in San Francisco, California, United States, and has more than 25 offices throughout the world.
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah A glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of the same year. The service rapidly gained the worldwide level of popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service dealt with typically 1.6 billion search queries per day.
In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been referred to as “the SMS of the Internet”. By 2016, Twitter possessed more than 319 million monthly active users.
LinkedIn is a social networking site developed specifically for the business community. The mission of LinkedIn is “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful”.
LinkedIn was started in 2002 in a living room of Reid Hoffman who is the co-founder of LinkedIn. The site officially went live on, May 5, 2003.
LinkedIn is one of the oldest mainstream social platforms, old then YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The founders of LinkedIn are Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly and Jean-Luc Vaillant. There are more than 467million people are connected by LinkedIn, two new users join per second; it is currently available in 24 languages.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Youtube was created by three former PayPal employees–Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim–in Feb 2005. Google bought the website in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now performs as one of Google’s subsidiaries.
YouTube allows users to publish, view, rate, talk about, increase favourites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It includes a wide variety of user-generated, corporate and business marketing videos. Available content includes videos, TV show videos, music videos, short and documentary videos; audio tracks recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as training video blogging, brief original videos, and educational videos.
Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing program and service which allows users to talk about pictures and videos either publicly or privately to pre-approved followers. It had been created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010 as a free of charge mobile app solely for the iOS operating system. A version for Android os devices was released two years later, in April 2012, accompanied by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and programs for House windows 10 Mobile and Glass windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.
Instagram lets registered users upload images or videos to the service. Users can apply various digital filter systems to their images, and add locations through geotags. They can add hashtags to their articles, linking the photos up to other content on Instagram displaying the same subject matter or overall topic.