Social Media: A brief history of time

We’ve put together a little timeline the social media platforms we use here at Black Rebel Group.

2003

linkedin_logo_initials  LinkedIn launches – 5th May 2003

skype-icon-0 Skype launches – August 2003

2004

skype-icon-0Skype introduces audio conference calling – February 2004

fbThe Facebook launches at Harvard – 4th February 2004

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn reaches 1 million users – August 2004

skype-icon-0First public release of Skype for Mac – August 2004

fbLaunch of The Facebook wall – 1st September 2004

1 million people active on Facebook – December 1st 2004

2005

download-1YouTube founded – February 2005

skype-icon-0Skype launches on Linux – February 2005

download-1First video uploaded to YouTube – April 23 2005

YouTube beta launches – May 2005

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn for Groups launches – July 2005

LinkedIn business accounts are introduced – August 2005

download-1YouTube gets first 1 million hit video – September 2005

skype-icon-0eBay acquires Skype – September 2005

fbThe Facebook becomes Facebook – 20th September 2005

download-1YouTube officially launches (no longer beta)- December 2005

fb6 million Facebook users – 1st December 2005

2006

skype-icon-0Skype video calling launches on Windows – January 2006

twitter-png-hd-1Twitter launches – March 2006

fbFacebook mobile launches – 1st April 2006

Facebook open registration – September 2006

download-1Google buys YouTube – October 2006

fb12 million people active on Facebook – December 1st 2006

2007

linkedin_logo_initialsDan Nye becomes CEO & Reid Hoffman becomes chairman and president of LinkedIn – February 2007

tumblr-logo-250x250Tumblr founded – February 2007

skype-icon-0Skype reached half a billion downloads – March 2007

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn reaches 10 million users – April 2007

download-1YouTube launches the partner program – May 2007

YouTube launches in 9 countries including the UK – June 2007

Google rolls out first ads for YouTube – August 2007

twitter-png-hd-1First hashtag on Twitter – August 2007

fbFacebook launches self-service ads platform and pages – November 6th 2007

58 million people active on Facebook – December 1st 2007

2008

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn launches mobile site – February 2008

skype-icon-0John Silverman appointed CEO of Skype – February 2008

fbFacebook chat launches – 6th April 2008

New Facebook look launches – 21st July 2008

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn introduces targeted advertising – September 2008

2009

fbFacebook like button introduced – 9th February 2009

skype-icon-0Skype launches for iPhone – March 2009

download-1YouTube launches Vevo – April 2009

skype-icon-0Skype acquired by Silver Lake investor group – September 2009

fb360 million people active on Facebook – 1st December 2009

2010

download-1YouTube starts renting movies – January 2010

pinterest-iconPinterest launches – March 2010

skype-icon-0Skype for the iPad – April 2010

fb500 million people active on Facebook – 21st July 2010

skype-icon-0Skype on Android devices and Tony Bates appointed as new CEO – October 2010

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram launches – October 6th 2010

Instagram has 1 million users – 21st December 2010

2011

skype-icon-0Skype acquires Qik – January 2011

pinterest-iconPinterest release iPhone app – March 2011

download-1YouTube live video – April 2011

skype-icon-0Microsoft announces it will acquire Skype – May 2011

downloadGoogle+ launches – June 2011

fbFacebook Messenger app – August 2011

downloadSnapchat launches – September 2011

twitter-png-hd-1Twitter announces 100 million monthly active users – September 2011

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram has 10 million users – 26th September 2011

skype-icon-0Skype becomes part of Microsoft – October 2011

downloadGoogle+ pages to connect you to your business – November 2011

fb845 million people active on Facebook – 6th November 2011

download-1YouTube undergoes major redesign – December 2011

2012

download-1YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views – January 2012

skype-icon-0Skype for Windows Phone begins rolling out – February 2012

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram joins Facebook – 9th April 2012

fbFacebook camera introduced – 24th May 2012

skype-icon-0Skype surpasses 250 million connected users per month – June 2012

twitter-png-hd-1New Twitter bird design – June 2012

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram has 80 million users – 26th July 2012

pinterest-iconPinterest apps for Android and iPad – August 2012

linkedin_logo_initialsLinkedIn starts allowing endorsements – September 2012

LinkedIn launches the Influencer program – October 2012

pinterest-iconPinterest business accounts – October 2012

downloadSnapchat has 10 million active users – October 2012

fbMore than 1 billion people active on Facebook – 4th October 2012

download-1Gangnam Style hit 1 billion views on YouTube – December 2012

2013

vine-iconTwitter launches Vine – Jan 24 2013

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram videos – 20th June 2013

downloadSnapchat stories – October 2013

Facebook tries to buy Snapchat but the offer is declined – November 2013

2014

fbFacebook acquires WhatsApp – 19th February 2014

Facebook acquires Oculus – 25th March 2014

pinterest-iconPinterest launches promoted pins – May 2014

downloadSnapchat introduces geofilters – July 2014

pinterest-iconPinterest introduces analytics dashboard for business users – August 2014

2015

downloadSnapchat discover – January 2015

twitter-png-hd-1Twitter acquires Periscope – March 2015

fbVideo calling in Facebook messenger – April 2015

40 million active small business pages on Facebook – April 2015

pinterest-iconPinterest introduces Cinematic pins (video ads)- May 2015

downloadSnapchat reaches 100 million daily users – May 2015

pinterest-iconPinterest introduces Buyable pins – June 2015

facebook-logo-brgBlack Rebel Group was born :)- July 2015

downloadSnapchat introduces Lenses – September 2015

instagram_app_large_may2016_200400 million Instagram users – 22nd September 2015

fbFacebook 360 video – 23rd September 2015

twitter-png-hd-1Twitter introduces moments – October 2015

fbFacebook live video – 3rd December 2015

2016

fbFacebook reactions launched globally – 24th February 2016

downloadSnapchat acquires Bitstrips – March 2016

instagram_app_large_may2016_200New Instagram look – 11th May 2016

linkedin_logo_initialsMicrosoft acquires LinkedIn – June 2016

fbFacebook 360 photos introduced – 9th June 2016

downloadSnapchat introduces Memories – July 2016

fbMore than 1 billion people, worldwide use Facebook messenger every month – July 2016

instagram_app_large_may2016_200Instagram introduces stories – August 2016

fbFacebook marketplace – 3rd October 2016

2017

vine-iconVine app becomes Vine camera – January 2017

We’ve tried to include as much as possible but if you think we’ve missed out something important, let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to add it in.

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