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The Evolution of Online Communication
Transcript of The Evolution of Online Communication
Phones and IM
Phones allow us to instantly get in touch. But when the world went online, Instant Messaging (IM) was invented which allowed people to reach each other immediately.
IM is the exchange of text messages through a software application in real-time.
common attribute between a phone call and an instant message is essentially immediate reach-ability.
What is online communication?
Online communication is communication with others over the internet using e-mail, instant messaging (IM), feedback on blogs, contact forms on Web sites, industry forums, chat rooms and social networking sites.
The term "online communication" refers to reading, writing, and communication via networked computers.
Timeline of Online Communication
: Ray Tomlinson events email.
: IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was developed in 1988 and used for file sharing, link
sharing and otherwise keeping in touch.
:Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web.
: The World Wide Web is made available to the public for the first time on the Internet
: Email Surpasses Postal Mail
: Six Degrees was the first modern social network
: Blogs first appear.
-early 2000s: AOL Chat rooms became increasingly popular.
: Craig Newmark founds Craigslist, which is to become one of the most widely used websites
on the Internet. Live journal was founded, livejournal was constantly updated blogs.
: LinkedIn was founded and was one of the first social networks devoted to business. Myspace
was founded in 2003 and by 2006 had grown to be the most popular social network in the world.
: Facebook was founded and in 2008 it became the most popular social networking site.
Twitter was founded.
Chat Rooms and Dating Sites
A chat room is an area on the Internet or other computer network where users can communicate, typically limiting communication to a particular topic.
Users can talk with each other in real time.
Chat rooms became popular in the mid to late 90s, so did online dating sites.
Popular chat rooms were AOL chat rooms and popular dating sites were match.com and oneandonly.com.
How did Online Communication Evolve?
Online communication evolved as more people were able to access the internet and use it as a form of communication. The earliest form of online communication was email, then it evolved form there. From chat rooms to IM to twitter, online communication proceeds to evolve more and more as years go by.
By Siobhan Kelly and Claire Belisle
Video By: codadog1111
Blogs and Online Newspapers
Some say that email was never invented it simply just evolved from simpler beginnings. At the very start, you could only use email to message different people using the same computer. As you can see, however, email has changed a lot. Now with 600 million people using it internationally everyday, email is the most widely used form of online communication.
Twitter was born in 2006. It was created by a few programmers from the company Odeo Studio. At first it was limited the the company and their families and no one else used it. Now, however, Twitter has more than 200 million users and growing. These 200 million users are making on average 500 tweets per day.
A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, it is written informally or conversational style.
A blog is your own website that you are going to update on an ongoing basis.
An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical.
With blogs and online newspapers you are able to get or give information quickly, like reporting breaking news.
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