Social media refers to websites and application that are encourage users to share their experience, opinions, knowledge, and photos (1). In addition, social refers to interacting with other people by sharing information and receiving information from them, and media refers to communication, so social media are web-based communication to allow people to interact by sharing and consuming information.
First form of social media:
Bulletin board system (BBS) are one of the first forms of social media in the late 1970’s (2). BBS is an application dedicated to share and exchange messages and files on a network and a significant number of BBS sites offer adult chat and images that can be downloaded. The BBS became kind of online community through the 1980’s and early 1990’s before the world wide web arrived. Overall, Online chat became widely popular through the BBS and many chats originated there.
Early social media:
Six degrees is an application began on 1997’s. Six degrees is the idea that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. Also, users could create profiles ether personal or professional, and also add friends. Six degrees it had about a million members it’s a large number of social network site. Six degrees was shut down in the year 2001.
Social media advances in 2000’s:
In terms of modern social media, Friendster was the very first proper social network. It was founded in 2002 and has over hundred million users. Friendster was a social network refers to discover friends and expand their growing networks. This social network was safe to meet new people.
LinkedIn, began in 2003, first social network sites for business. It allows posting and interacting people by private message. LinkedIn is a social network sites refers to add new choice like groups, new profile, and videos.
Another social media network sites began in 2003 was Hi5. It has over a million users and it has choices to decide if one’s friends prefer to be seen within their network profile or by other users in general.
Facebook is one of the first form in social media in 2004. Facebook is a social network sites that users can post comments and share images and links to news or other content on the web and live video. In 2012, Facebook has one billion users that shows Facebook has many feature and on of this feature is Facebook Connects.
Facebook Connects was ability to connect one’s Facebook with any partner trust website.
Twitter is a social network began in 2006. In Twitter users can communicate in short message called tweets and some of them used to discover friend, influencer, and companies online and to follow their tweets. In 2012, Twitter has 517 million user that shows many of people most like to tweets news.
Instagram and Snapchat began in 2010 and 2011, Instagram and Snapchat are both an application that can people interact and communicate with other by direct message on Instagram and calls on Snapchat. This application is encouraging users to share their experience, opinions, knowledge, photos, video, and chats.