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social-software

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 3 months ago

1996

 

  • MediaBar set up as an operating system for location based theme restaurants. Faces input into system, multi-user activity, food and drink ordering
  • Microsoft's Hotmail is born

 

1997

 

  • June: The Big Network, a startup in Berkeley CA, launches MyPlace - family-oriented social networking with public and private areas for friends and family to gather. The private areas include chat, calendar, forums, link sharing, image uploading, and both public and private game rooms containing single- and multi-player games.
  • Photo.net community site (openacs history), based on Ars digita software
  • September Slashdot founded

 

1999

 

  • May: The Big Network (and MyPlace) acquired by eUniverse. eUniverse later morphs into Intermix, who launches MySpace.
  • Virtualtourist.com (domained in 98) launches as a community travel site allowing members to self-publish, with ratings and forums
  • ?August: Ciao (an ecommerce site) launched in Germany
  • Blairwitch project phenomenon

 

2000

 

 

2002

  • 15 June: Meetup launches (src)
  • January: Slashdot launches the zoo system

 

2003

 

2004

  • ? February: Flickr launched
  • 31 December: 43 Things launches (src)

 

2005

 

2006

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