Social Media

Casea Simmons
October 30th, 2013
Period: 3rd

The History Of Social Media

The connection of people and the process of creating, sharing, and exchanging ideas or information is social media. Social media depends on things such as mobile and web technologies to be spread. More people use social media type websites than any other type of sites. This fact caused an increase in the amount of time spent on social media websites. From July of 2011 to 2012 there was a 37% increase in social media uses. The numbers increased from 88 billion minutes to a whopping 121 billion minutes. A benefit to the use of social media is you can develop connections with people you wouldn't have been able to connect with in the real world due to the others location. It is a great was to communicate with others without the hassle of talking on a phone or sending mail. However, there are also some downsides to social media websites. They can include cyber-bullying, online sexual predators, and a decrease in face to face communication. The first social media website went by the name of GeoCities and is currently available in Japan. It was created in 1994 by David Bohnett and John Rezner and at the time, was the third most visited website on the World Wide Web. The current popular social websites include: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Myspace. Therefore, the number of users and time spent on them have increase as well as the number of social media sites have increased. As you can see, as technology increases, so does the number of users and the number of domains made avaliable.

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