I am loving this infographic from Copyblogger, if for no other reason that because it reminded me about AskJeeves (now Ask.com) and how fascinated I once was with the idea that I could type a question into a box on a computer, and answers would come up before my eyes. Genius! Thank you to my colleague and writing partner-in-crime, Deanna Gillen, for bringing this one to my attention.
Some of my favorite factoids from this timeline of social media are:
– Ana White‘s woodworking blog, started in 2009, attracts more than 3 million pageviews a month, and her number one traffic source is Pinterest…which only launched in 2012 (also hard to believe)
– Every month, 340,000 groups meet in local communities to socialize and connect through Meetup.com
– Wikipedia launched in 2000 and users created more than 20,000 articles in its first year
Check out the graphic below for a fun journey from 1971 through today.