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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