Social Media – A History: Infographic

A few months ago, I published an infographic that revisited some of the many stepping stones in the history of social media.

Of course, things change fast, and the infographic had to be updated. So here it is, for you. I hope you enjoy it.

Update: There has been a lot of confusion regarding who owns this infographic.

“Social Media – A History” is my property. I did all the research, while my talented friend Karim Benyagoub (@karim_designs) designed it.

“Social Media – A History” – Research: Cendrine Marrouat – Design: Karim Benyagoub

To use this infographic on your blog or in your project, please contact me.

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  1. Elenna Geffrard says

    Thank you so much for giving me permission to use this infographic. It was very informative and helpful for my paper on Campus Rights to Social Media Posts in my Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education course.

  2. Anthony says

    Love this! Using it (with citation) in a presentation for my EdD program – you paint a picture that it very much worth 1000 words :)

  3. DoMarcas WV says

    Hello, Thanks
    I tried to place the code on my website “” but does not working, What do you think is the problem?

    Can I just placed the graphic on my website?


    • says

      Hello there.

      I have no idea why the code is not working. I tried editing it several times, to no avail.

      You can place the infographic on your site, but please, make sure you mention my name and the designer’s, as well as link to this page.


  4. Steve Kayser says

    Hi Cendrine – Super Infographic and take. Is the embed code working? I’ve tried it several tiems and can’t get it to show on my site.

    • says

      Hello Steve! I’m glad you like the infographic.

      For some reason, the embed code doesn’t seem to work. I edited it several times, to no avail.

      The problem comes from the quotation marks. Try editing the code when embedding on your blog, to see if it works.

  5. says

    This is a brilliant infographic. Glancing through this post I can clearly understand the fact that the social media has really involved over the time. With its unique features and advantages, it has made a great place in each and every business plan. Thanks for the share.

  6. says

    Cendrine I have to admit that I always like reading your interesting posts; they are always full of unique information and research. I truly appreciate your share; keep sharing.

  7. Evan says

    Oh WOW, that’s a thing) What a crazy cool Infographics! You did a great job! I stuck reading it for at least 20 min) Awesome. Thanks

  8. says

    Wow! Interesting to know that the first email went out even before I was born ;)
    Impressive to also know Facebook has almost half the Internet population. However, that means 3.6 B people are not yet connected to the Internet going by the fact that the world has about 6b people.

  9. says

    I totally agree with this infographic. Social media has evolved a lot and with the internet connection and mobile phones more affordable these days, subscribers are more and more increasing.

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