History of Social Networking Companies – Under 140 Characters – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

TWITTER:

While brainstorming in 2006, board members of Odeo (podcasting co.) came up with idea of sending short code SMS to communicate with group.

 

FACEBOOK:

There’s a movie on this one! In 2004 Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created the code for new website he called “thefacebook.com.”

 

LINKEDIN:

A social networking platform for professionals, developed in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman, officially launched in 2003.

 

YOUTUBE:

Founded in 2005 by 3 employees of PayPal, sparked by an idea after experiencing difficulty sharing a video that had been shot at a party.

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Kelly Schuknecht is a marketing director with a background in the publishing industry and a passion for all things related to books. She blogs about book marketing because she loves helping authors navigate the world of social media to discover new ways to promote and sell their books. If you're looking for something good to read, you can find Kelly's top picks here: www.kellyschuknecht.com/book-faves.

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