Many people today could not live without social media. It is a part of our everyday lives and has become quite common. It all started with the infamous Myspace. It was started in 2003 by Tom Anderson, Chris de Wolfe, and Brad Greenspan. They based it off of a website called Friendster. Although Friendster was the first true social media website, Myspace was the first very popular one. In June of 2006 Myspace became the most popular website in the United States.
The next big website was launched on February 4, 2004. It was called Facebook. Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerburg, who was a sophomore at Harvard at the time. It is now the most popular website in the world with more than 400 million visitors per month.
The latest social media website is Twitter. It is currently worth more than $5 billion. It is used mostly by the younger generation, unlike Facebook which is used by many different age groups.
All of these websites have been very important in the growth and development of social media. Even though it is probable that there will be more social networking sites in the future, these websites will always be the founding fathers of social networking.