A brief history of Social Media

Social Media has exploded in the last 15 years.  There is an ever growing younger generation who have not experienced life without Facebook or Twitter.  Social Media is a part of most peoples lives and can be highly influential for your business.  To see how popular Social Media has become over the years, look at the Social Media history timeline with dates below.

  • 2003

    Myspace is the biggest social media networking site and is the trend setter for bigger companies like Facebook and Twitter.
  • 2005

    Facebook has a registered 1 million members and starts to grow at in incredibly fast rate. In 2016, there are over 1.5 billion active Facebook users.
  • 2006

    @Jack sent the first tweet: "just setting up my twttr."
  • 2007

    YouTube becomes so popular that It consumes as much bandwidth as the ENTIRE Internet in all of 2000.
  • 2010

    LinkedIn has 90 million members and 1,000 employees in 10 offices around the world. It is currently the largest professional job networking site with over 400,000 million users.
  • 2012

    Facebook announces they are buying photo sharing app, Instagram for 1 billion dollars.
  • 2012

    Facebook has biggest technology IPO valued at $38 USD per share. it is currently (April 11, 2016) valued at just over $110 USD per share.
  • 2016

    Almost 200 million Facebook users are mobile only! Mobile markets continue to dominate.

How can you leverage Social Media to enhance your business?

Social media is here to say and has become a part of our daily lives.  There are multiple ways to integrate social media into your business and drive traffic to your website.  

Social Media Posting: Every social media campaign involves social posting.  This is the basis of social media. Whether or not you have a business, or just like to share the events of your personal life, social media posting is what keeps people coming back to social networks.  The Sherpas will work with you and your business to come up with a social media posting strategy.  

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