To say social media has become mainstream, if not ubiquitous, would admittedly be quite the understatement today.
But the fact of the matter is the tools of the social networks are quite simply a fundamental part of each for millions of people world wide. One can’t deny social network has made this vast planet ever smaller by instantly linking people in far-flung corners of the earth to each other through the 300+ social networks in common use in 2014.
Sure, radio was a novelty at first. So was television. People railed against the intrusion they saw as the telephone and why in the world would anyone need to communicate instantly over the telegraph when a well-written letter, delivered within a few weeks, will suffice just fine?
Never forget the printing press launched a social revolution which continues today.
Thanks to our friend, @BerriePelser and his WordPress SEO Cloud Hosting Social Media Strategie site, we can share with you a graph with art that traces the evolution of the social networks. The infographic was prepared by Prohibition PR, a British public relations firm, and actually takes us all the way back to 1792 and the first tappings across a network we soon called the telegraph: