10 years ago at this moment, the world was relieved that nothing that they had feared about, regarding Y2K actually happened. People were now placing their money back into the bank, while others had an endless supply of food they had stocked up on just in case. It’s crazy to think that if someone would have said “Facebook”, “YouTube”, “Digg”, or just the words “social media,” we most likely would have given them a funny and strange look.
It was in 2004 when social media was created. Linkdin & MySpace took to the web and since then there has been explosion of “social media” & “social networking” sites. When I graduated high school in 2005, if had ever wanted to share a video with the class for a certain project, I’d have to visit the library, maybe a video store, and rent the video, while worrying about some return date. Today, my brother who is in his sophomore year of high school is able to use YouTube to share a video with just the click of a mouse. Our world has advanced so much in the past decade, and social media has played a significant role! (more…)