A decade is a long time - especially in social media world. Today's major social network barely existed ten years ago, and early mainstays like Friendster and MySpace hardly resemble their former selves. And a decade later, we are Liking, Tweeting, Pinning, Plussing and following more than ever. Herewith, an illustrated look at the biggest developments, players and payouts of social media's recent past.
Key stats from engadget's infographic:
Feb 2004 thefacebook.com launched, July 2006 Twitter started its journey, June 2011 Google launched its own social network Google+, we spent 121.1 Billion minutes on social networking sites, LinkedIn is the only network where 50 to 64 years-olds (24 percent) use more than 18 - 29 years-olds (15 percent). Feb 2014 Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion.
|social media's biggest players and payouts by the numbers - infographic|