The History of Social Media

The social media craze all started in 1971 with the delivery of the first email. Since that time, the impact of social media on daily life has grown exponentially.

Life has become a constant stream of status updates, photos and tweets.  27 percent of time spent on the internet in the United States is dedicated to social media networks.  Additionally, 15 percent of mobile internet time in the United States is taken up by social media.  This phenomenon of online communication is undeniable, and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t understand the basis of most social network sites.  This wasn’t always the case, though.  The social media craze all started in 1971 with the delivery of the first email.  Since that time, the impact of social media on daily life has grown exponentially.

Check out our latest infographic below to go back in time and take a tour of how social media has evolved over the last 40 years.

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History of Affiliate Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The progression of the affiliate marketing industry over the past 24 years has been a culmination of new networks, government regulations, multimillion dollar acquisitions and, of course, massive increases in the numbers of affiliates. In preparation for Affiliate Summit East, we’re excited to share our new infographic that outlines the history of affiliate marketing.

In preparation for Affiliate Summit East (only 40 days away!), we have put together an infographic outlining the history of affiliate marketing. The progression of the affiliate marketing industry over the past 24 years has been a culmination of new networks, government regulations, multimillion dollar acquisitions and, of course, massive increases in the number of affiliates. Affiliate marketing is constantly evolving and with affiliate spending estimated to top $4.1 billion in 2014, it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.

The Shoeboxed Affiliate Program is a vital lifeline of our company and we are always looking for new affiliates. If you would like to make money by telling your friends, family and colleagues about our service then be sure to sign up! All you need to become an affiliate is a website, blog, email list, Facebook page or Twitter account.

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The Secret Link Between High Gas Prices and Lower Taxes

America is a country of drivers. In fact, the average vehicle in the US is driven 15,000 per year. It’s no wonder that gas prices substantially impact our spending habits! Although no one wants to pay more money for gas, we’ve found a link between higher gas prices and lower taxes. Check out our infographic to learn more!

Many of us remember the days when gas cost under $2 per gallon — hey, some of us even remember when it was under $1! Needless to say, times have changed. Today, the lowest gas price you’re likely to find at any pump in the United States is just over $3.

The USA has the third highest number of vehicles per capita, falling behind tiny countries San Marino and Monaco, so the amount of money we spend to power those vehicles is an astronomical figure. But did you ever think there might be an upside to spending more money on gas? We’re here to tell you there is!

Need to track mileage for tax deductions or reimbursement? Check out the new Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker app, which is available as a free download for iOS and Android.

Check out our latest infographic below to find the secret link between high gas prices and lower taxes.

High Gas Prices and Lower Taxes Infographic by Shoeboxed

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