Category Archives: Social Networks
Today in 1978, the first public dial-up Bulletin Board System, the Computerized Bulletin Board System, or CBBS, went online. It was developed by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess and reportedly connected more than 250,000 callers before it was finally retired with … Continue reading →
How Long Does it Take to Build an App? infographic by Angelina.
Source: Best Colleges Online
The Wall Street Journal reports on the expansion of “The National People Meter” to the Twitterverse: Earlier this month, Nielsen published its 2012 Social Media Report, finding that “consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any … Continue reading →
Textfiles.com brings us a 1982 assessment of the “golden age” and subsequent decline of Bulletin Board Systems: What ever happened to real bulletin-board systems?
I blogged before (see A Calculating People, February 23, 2012) about the release yesterday of the 1940 census records. Today, the Web site of the National Archives and Records Administration displays an apology for the difficulties people had in accessing the web site, … Continue reading →
According to eMarketer, there will be 1.43 billion social network users in 2012, a 19.2% increase over 2011.
From comScore’s just-released 2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading →
Researchers at MIT and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, modeling the diffusion of social contagion by studying the spread of Twitter from 2006 to 2009, have found that “the site’s growth in the United States relied primarily … Continue reading →