Monday, March 28, 2011

A cartoon history of social media (via PeopleBrowsr)

Many people I encounter consider social media as Twitter & Facebook - which is pretty much all that gets reported on via traditional media.

However the scope and history of social media is much richer and deeper than this.

PeopleBrowsr recently commissioned a cartoon history of social media, which starts with the first robot messageboard - in 1930.

Even this cartoon merely skims the surface and doesn't go further back to pre-digital social media channels that existed before the 'big three' traditional medias grew up during the 20th century (newspapers, radio and television).

However it does go deeper than the Twitter/Facebook view of the social media universe.

For a commentary on the cartoons, visit the PeopleBrowsr blog

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