We humans, are the foundation stone of this blue planet ‘Earth’. We changed the way we look. It was not frequent, it took centuries to accomplish the dream of civilized society. We have left our footprint on moon and reached Mars. First wires, then wireless and now clouds. It is unbelievable how much far we are, manpower age to capital power era. Vision for the advancement of mankind to form the whole world one nation. Not only we altered the world, we also transformed the social life of us.
In human evolution, we have seen tremendous transformations and reforms in every dimension of life. Social element is the base of life, anywhere in the universe where life exists. Before the social platforms and hi-tech innovative era, people used to connect with meeting each other or sending letters, which minimum took 2-3 day from one side. But now the world has changed drastically, message delivery and reply takes less than few seconds.
Before 18th Century, communication is done through hands in written forms like letters or physically.
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1. Invention of Telegraph, Pneumatic Post, Fax
In 1791, Samuel Morse developed a new way to transmit a message from one place to another and in 1830s and 1840s invention done. On May 24,1844 Telegraph took place and electronically transmitted the famous message ‘WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT’ from Washington to Baltimore. But through telegraph we could only send short messages. After that in Mid 19th Century, Pneumatic Post system developed for sending message and installed in Post Offices and Telegraph offices. In 1842, Scottish Clockmaker Alexander Bain invented the Fax Machine, by which he sent picture-by-wire using analog telegraph technology
2. Base of all the communication – Computers and Telephone
First mechanical computer was created by Charles Babbage in 1822, which not resembles with the computer now we are using. In the parallel world telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell and called his assistant Thomas Watson on March 10, 1876 and his words were ‘Mr. Watson come here I want to see you’. Konrad Zuse created z1, first programmable computer between 1936 to 1938 in his parents living room. Digital computer The ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania construction 1946. It occupied about 1,800 square feet and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes, weighing almost 50 tons.
Both the innovations telephone and computer played a significant role in the connectivity of people.
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3.Emergence of Internet
In late 20th century, Internet into existence. ARPANET adopted TCP/IP on january 1 1983 and became the modern internet. Many of the researchers who worked on ARPANET made significant contributions to the evolution of the Internet, including Leonard Kleinrock, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn. On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world and till now we are using internet.( Do you know: Singapore internet speed is 154.38 mbps while iraq has 3.03 mbps speed)
4. Email and Messaging & Mobiles
Email was basically a text message which in 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent from one computer to another sitting right beside it in Cambridge, Massachusetts on ARPANET connection.
- Matti Makkonen, a Finnish Engineer conceived the idea but after 8 year on December 3, 1992, first message is transmitted by Engineer Neil Papworth typed “merry Christmas” on a computer to the Vodafone director’s cellphone. (Do you know: NOKIA was the first handset manufacturer in 1993 enabled text messaging)
- Motorola was the first company to produce handheld mobile phone.On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call. (Do you know: IBM Simon, the first smartphone in 1992)
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5. Rise Of Social Networking
- theGlobe.com: theGlobe.com is the first social media site founded in 1994 by Cornell students Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman at New York.
- Six Degrees: In 1997, first social networking site was created “Six Degrees” by Andrew Weinreich which enable a user to upload a picture and make friends with others. It is the predecessor for most of the famous social networking sites today running.
- AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) : AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was an instant messaging and presence computer program created by AOL founded in the year 1997 and discontinued in December 2017.
- Myspace : Myspace is a social networking website which founded in 2003 by Chris DeWolfe, Tom Anderson, Jon Hart which offers interactive, user-submitted network of friends, profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. It is one of the social networking sites which was a pioneer that gained so much popularity worldwide and set trend for other sites.
- Omegle & Chatroulette: Omegle and Chatroulette are free online chat websites which allow user to socialize and chat with any user around the world without the need to register. But in 2013, users encountered nudity and sexual content. Now these sites are full of only robotised auto messages only.
- Facebook & Twitter: Twitter was found in the year 2007 where users interact with each other through ‘tweets’. It has more 300 million active user. Facebook was founded in the year 2004, now it is the king of the social networking sites and acquired WhatsApp and Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of the Facebook with more than 2.2 billion monthly active users on Facebook. Net worth of Facebook’s Owner in today’s date is 72 Billion US Dollars.
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Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram , LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Reddit, Quora, Vine, Google+, Orkut, Photobucket, Spotify, Foursquare, Youtube are the social media sites. There are almost more than 600 social media sites on internet.
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We have reached so far in terms of technology and development, rise of artificial intelligence and technical advancement may be in future lead used to the virtual chatting rooms.