WORLD SOCIAL MEDIA DAY- JUNE 30, 2020
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We live in an era where we all wake up with Facebook notifications, upload the picture of foods we eat or our vacation plans or our daily lifestyle in Instagram stories, use hashtags to trend social issues, follow celebrities in Twitter to know how they live and end our day with Whatsapp good night status. We cannot do anything without the involvement of social media in our lives. We celebrate World Social Media day to praise them which has been a part of our day-to-day life and accompanied us when we are bored or stressed.
Technology began to change faster after the invention of super computers in the 20th century. After these were invented many engineers and scientists started to create a network that can help the connection between these computers. This later turned out to be the extraordinary invention of the ‘Internet’. The first recognizable social media site was created in the year 1997 which was named as Six degrees. It enabled the users to upload their pictures, update profiles, and also helped them to make friends with other users. By the end of the 20th century, exactly in 1999, the first blogging sites were created and became very popular, creating a social media sensation that is still popular today.
After the invention of blogging, social media entered into its success path which later paved the way for the invention of ‘MySpace’ and ‘LinkedIn’ sites in the early 2000s. When blogging reached a peak in its growth, ‘FaceBook’ came into the game that subsequently became a game-changer. This turned out to be the most popular social media platform till to-date. The growth again boosted rapidly with the invention of ‘YouTube’ in the year 2005. By the end of 2006, ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’, both became available to users throughout the world. These sites are remaining as some of the most popular social media networks on the Internet even in 2020.
Later in 2009, ‘Whats App’ was invented which is now a leading social media app to connect people from all around the world. In 2010, ‘Instagram’ was invented and slowly it reached so many people. This does not have immediate success but now turned out to be one of the most used social media apps in the world. The concept of celebrating ‘World Social Media’ day was founded by Mashable in the year 2010 to upraise this connecting community.
Today, there are numerous social media applications and these are allowing people to enjoy global exposure from their home place. People learn, interact, and connect with global people. Social media came across a huge evolutionary growth and is still in the developing process. We cannot predict what will happen in the future and predict the development of social media in the next decades or the next 100 years. But for sure social media will exist in the world till humans are alive.