Brief history of social media

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CompuServe

First major commercial Internet service provider for the public

First E-mail

First email was served

Bulletin board system

Usenet

Connected Duke University and University of North Carolina

Prodigy online service

it grew to become the second-largest online service provider in 1990, with 465,000 subscribers compared with CompuServe’s 600,000. In 1994, Prodigy pioneered sales of dial-up connections to the World Wide Web and hosting services for Web publishers. Subsequently, it was resold repeatedly and now is part of AT&T.