Changed the way video games would be played and streamed online.
Amazon releases Alexa
November 1, 2014
One of the first major in home artificial intelligence personal assistants.
Snapchat Creates Filters
January 1, 2015
This was the first addition of filters to a social media platform.
Approx. August 15, 2016
Stolen from Snapchat, Instagram stories have influenced the social media platform giving users an easier, faster way to share their live event photos and videos. I added this because it changed the way myself and many others made use of Instagram.
TikTok is created
Approx. September 1, 2016
This app has captivated many people around the world since it's release. To me it is the sequel to Vine, however sad a sequel it may be.
Twitter Discontinues Vine
December 16, 2016
This meant the end of a social media platform that for many brought in great notoriety and revenue. For me, this noted the end of an era many now young adults will never forget. RIP Vine
Project Loon's launch helped bring the internet to more rural places than ever before. The spreading of access to a bigger geographic area means more people have access and are capable of staying connected to the outside world.
With increasing popularity, in 2018 Virtual Reality helped redesign all types of videos and content across every social media platform.
April 12, 2018
ESPN+ made sports more accessible to fans worldwide through a subscription based viewing experience. Fans were no longer required to be in front of a Television but rather could stream from any device at any time.
November 12, 2019
Disney+ followed predecessors such as Netflix and Hulu into the streaming game. The creation has helped more and more people switch from cable television to only using streaming services.