Based on our definition of social media, the first one was created in 1997. However, there was something called the PLATO system which was created in 1973 at the University of Illinois.
It was supposed to help students chat and share notes and screens online.
In 1997, Andrew Weinreich created SixDegrees.com.
– Barry Appelman, Eric Bosco, and Jerry Harris created AOL instant messenger. – Jerry Yang and David Filo established Yahoo! Messenger. – Microsoft creates MSN Messenger to offer new features like video calling. – Brad Fitzpatrick created LiveJournal; a platform for blogging.
– 2004: Mark Zuckerberg starts the legendary Facebook. – 2005: Aaron Swartz introduces Reddit. – 2006: Twitter is out. Jack Dorsey founds this platform. – 2010: Ben Silbermann establishes Pinterest. – 2010: Kevin Systrom introduces Instagram; – 2011: Evan Spiegel founds Snapchat. - -2016: TikTok was launched by the Chinese technology company ByteDance.