DID YOU KNOW?
The first form of social media began back in 1978? It was the Bulletin Board System or BBS for short. Ward Christensen and Randy Suess created it and used to announce meetings and share info. 1995 gave rise to the concept of personal websites through web hosting services. At the time, it was Geocities that was the go-to web hosting service. It was not until 1997 that the first real social media service came about with SixDegrees. It was shortly followed by Blogger and Livejournal. They were platforms where users could write and share their thought with other people.
By the early 2000s, various social media platforms and services started to appear. It started with Friendster back in 2002. It allowed users to create profiles and connect with people across the world. MySpace came out in 2003, targeted at musicians. That same year, Wordpress came out and the networking site for professionals, LinkedIn. The following three years from 2004-2006 brought about releases of 3 major platforms. Facebook was first then, YouTube followed, and finally, Twitter. Instagram followed a few years later in 2010 to round out all major social media platforms. Millions of people use these services along with their corresponding social media apps. It's no surprise then that users started looking for social media search engines. Tools that would help them keep track of everything. From photos to videos, past post, and even arising trends.