Throughout my life, I’ve had a lot of first times. I’ve been lucky enough to experience an extreme shift in technology advancements. The year I was born the digital wristwatch was launched. That blows my mind. Think about it—up to that point you didn’t just look at the time you had to tell time. I was probably only five or six when companies started using the modern technology of a fax machine (but now it’s becoming more obsolete by the day). I still remember going to the store to buy eight tracks. Lord only knows where all my Beatle albums landed after I had to replace all my albums with cassette tapes and then replace all my cassette tapes with CDs. Any guesses what year I started using my own personal cell phone? 2010. I was 40 years old when I got my first cell phone. How crazy is that? Now I don’t even have a landline. And somewhere in between cassette tapes and cell phones I started using a computer and guess what? There was no internet on that computer! But, the internet finally popped up on one of the computers I was using. Suddenly, there it was, Facebook staring me right in the face (pun intended).
I remember how fascinating Facebook was. In fact, not many of my friends knew about it and I was the one that encouraged them to join and become friends on my page. It must have been early 2007 and I was doing a temporary job where I didn’t know anyone. Luckily, I was still able to feel connected because my friend Keith and I would message each other throughout the workday (on our breaks and lunches) using Facebook Chat. It felt great to be connected. So much fun! When I went to Vancouver on vacation I could message my friends in an instant, easy peasy. Does anyone else remember playing the very first game on Facebook? That’s right! Pirate Ship. So many major advances in my lifetime, too many to count really. But, I do remember my first time on Facebook. How fantastic it has been to stay connected with people, especially ones, that are far away. One of my best friends lives in Vancouver and she posts pictures and videos of her life and her son all the time on Facebook. Her son is only five years old and it’s so fantastic to be able to stay connected and not feel like I’m missing out. I’m literally watching him grow up on Facebook. (I’ve only met him once)!
The Evolution Of Social Media:
I did a little research and found some interesting tidbits. I always thought that Myspace was the first social media site where you could add friends, but turns out that happened in 1997 with a site called ‘Six Degrees’. In fact, it was the very first social media site. To see more of what I learned about the evolution of social media check out the history cooperative. Has anyone else found some interesting tidbits about social media or remember their first time with social media? Was it good, was it bad?
Advancements in technology since 1970, the evolution of social media, and having fun with Facebook are the topics discussed in my latest blog. To learn more about these topics including my ‘first time’ check out my blog! https://goo.gl/zzr4g2
Advancements in technology since 1970, the evolution of social media, and having fun with Facebook are the topics discussed in my latest blog. To learn more about these topics including my ‘first time’ check out my blog! https://goo.gl/zzr4g2 #1970s #socialmediahistory