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Social Media & Technology Timeline

    Social
  • Youtube
    • Native iOS app launched
  • Ustream
    • Launched (March)
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • First generation iPhone launched - featuring phone, music, camera, internet, scrollable touchscreen, and 4/8gb storage exclusively on AT&T (June)
    • iOS versions 1 and 1.1 launched
  • Android
    • Alpha version launched internally
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Safari 3.0 is released
    • IE 7.0 is released
    • Opera 9.2 is released
    • Firefox 2.0 is released
  • Data
    • 2G and 3G networks were available
    • WiFi calling launched by T-Mobile
  • Hardware
    • Apple TV is launched (January)
    • 6th generation iPod Classic, 1st generation iPod Touch, and 3rd generation iPod Nano are each released (September)
    • Acer Aspire One Netbook is released
    • 1st generation Amazon Kindle is released
    UX
  • Behavior
    • Emphasis placed on teaching the user to navigate
  • Design
    • Usage of oversized graphics, bubbles, glares, and buttons became popular
    Social
  • Facebook
    • Surpassed MySpace in number of users (May)
    • Surpassed MySpace as most popular Social Network (June)
    • Mobile website launched
  • LinkedIn
    • App launched (February)
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 3G released - featuring up to 16gb of storage and in-ear headphones (July)
    • iOS versions 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 are released
  • Android
    • Android 1.0 released - featuring web browser, camera support, WiFi support
    • HTC released the “Dream” as the first Android supported phone
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome 1.0 is launched
    • Safari 3.1 is released
    • Firefox 3.0 is released
    • IE 7.0 is released
    • Opera 9.5, 9.6 is released
  • Data
    • 3G became available
    • Motorola & Ericsson first to adopt LTE
  • Hardware
    • 4th generation iPod Nano and 2nd generation iPod Touch are released (September)
    • iPod Touch launched (September)
    • Samsung launched its first smart TV, Pavv Bordeaux TV 750
    • Roku launched (May)
    • HP Mini Note PC Notebook is released
    Social
  • Foursquare
    • Launched (March)
  • Twitter
    • Became third most popular social network
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 3Gs released - featuring up to 32gb of storage (June)
    • iOS Versions iOS 3.0, iOS 3.1 are released
  • Android
    • Android 1.5 (Cupcake) released - featuring support for widgets, virtual keyboards, screen animations (April)
    • Android 1.6 (Donut) released - featuring turn by turn navigation (October)
    • Android 2.0 (Eclair) released - featuring live wallpapers, updated UI (October)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome 3.0 is released
    • Safari 4.0 is released
    • Firefox 3.5 is released
    • IE 8.0 is released
    • Opera 10.1 is released
  • Data
    • Wireless N was released as the new Wi-Fi standard
  • Hardware
    • 3rd generation iPod Shuffle, 5th generation iPod Nano, and 3rd generation iPod Touch are released
    Social
  • Facebook
    • Mobile app launched
  • Instagram
    • Mobile app launched; only available on iOS (October)
    • Reached 1m users (December)
  • Twitter
    • Signed agreement with Library of Congress to archive all public tweets
    • Major redesign released (December)
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 4 released (September)
    • iOS Versions iOS 4.0, iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2, 4.3 are released
  • Android
    • Android 2.2 (Froyo) released - featuring push notifications
    • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) released - featuring video call support
  • Windows
    • Windows Phone 7 launched (October)
    • Windows Phone Store launched (October)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome 8.0 is released
    • Safari 5.0 is released
    • Firefox 3.6 is released
    • IE 8.0 is released
    • Opera 11.0 is released
  • Data
    • HSPA adoption increased
    • 4G LTE deployed by Verizon
  • Hardware
    • iPad launched (April)
    • 6th generation iPod Nano, 4th generation iPod Shuffle, and 4th generation iPod Touch are released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab released
    • Cr-48 prototype released by Google (December)
    UX
  • Behavior
    • UX/UI focused on bringing familiarity to the user
  • Design
    • Skeuomorphic design became popular
    Drund
    • Drund version 1.0 launched (August)
    Social
  • Facebook
    • iPad app launched
  • Twitch
    • Launched (June)
  • Snapchat
    • Launched (September)
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 4s released - featuring Siri (September)
    • iOS Versions 5.0, 5.1 are released
  • Android
    • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) released exclusively for tablets (February)
    • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) released - featuring a unified platform for both tablets and smartphones (October)
  • Windows
    • Windows partnered with Nokia (February)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome 16.0 is released
    • Safari 5.1 is released
    • Firefox 9.0 is released
    • IE 9.0 is released
    • Opera 11.60 is released
  • Data
    • 4G LTE deployed by AT&T
  • Hardware
    • Samsung Series 5 Chromebook released (June)
    • iPad 2 released (March)
    • Surface tablet released (October)
    • Boxee launched (December)
    Drund
    • Drund’s web-based desktop project began (February)
    • The Drund desktop app launched (October)
    Social
  • Facebook
    • Purchased Instagram (April)
    • Facebook added the Timeline feature to user profiles
  • Snapchat
    • Reached 10m users, who share 20m images a day
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 5 released - featuring the dashboard design that became integrated to mimic real-life objects (September)
  • Android
    • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) released - featuring Google Now
  • Windows
    • Windows phone 8 released (October)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome 23.0 is released
    • Safari 6.0 is released
    • Firefox 17.0 is released
    • IE 10.0 is released
    • Opera 12.1 is released
  • Data
    • Increased 4G LTE adoption
  • Hardware
    • Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 16GB released (February)
    • Samsung Series 3 Chromebook released (October)
    • iPad 3rd & 4th generation released
    • iPad Mini released
    • 7th generation iPod Nano and 5th generation iPod Touch released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 released
    UX
  • Design
    • Designers began moving away from skeuomorphic design
    Drund
    • Drund began mobile development (February)
    • Drund is accepted into the iOS App Store (October 11)
    Social
  • Vine
    • Launched (January)
    • Became the most downloaded app (April)
  • Instagram
    • Reached 100m monthly users
    • Released video sharing (June)
  • MySpace
    • New site and mobile app with a focus on music released
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 5s released - featuring fingerprint ID Support (September)
    • iPhone 5c released (September)
    • iOS Versions 7.0, 7.1 released
  • Android
    • Android 4.4 (KitKat) released - featuring screen-recording and translucent UI
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome versions 24.0-31.0 are released
    • Safari 7.0 is released
    • Firefox versions 18.0- 26.0 are released
    • IE 11.0 is released
    • Opera versions 15.0 - 18.0 are released
  • Data
    • 4G LTE
  • Hardware
    • Surface Pro released (February)
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear released (September)
    • Surface 2 and Pro 2 released (October)
    • Chromebook Pixel released
    • iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 released
    • Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Force released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 released
    • Google Chromecast released
    UX
  • Design
    • Flat design became popular
    • Microsoft became an early adopter of flat design with their Windows 8 interface
  • Behavior
    • Twitter began grouping replies into “conversations”
    Drund
    • Drund began Android development (June 11)
    • Pages released (June 11)
    • Paywalls & Listings released (September)
    • Drund launched to public school districts (October 21)
    Social
  • Snapchat
    • "Live" section released
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 6 & 6 Plus released - featuring Apple Pay and a significantly better camera (September)
    • iOS Versions 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 are released
  • Android
    • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) released - featuring Google's Material Design
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 released
    • Google sells Motorola to Lenovo
  • Windows
    • Windows phone 8.1 released (April)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome versions 32.0 - 39.0 are released
    • Safari 8.0 is released
    • Firefox versions 27.0 - 34.0 are released
    • Opera versions 19.0 - 26.0 are released
  • Data
    • 4G LTE became widely adopted
    • Wireless AC was released in 2014 and became the new standard in Wi-Fi
  • Hardware
    • Samsung Gear 2 released (April)
    • Surface Pro 3 released (June)
    • Kindle 4th Generation released (September)
    • Fitbit Surge released (October)
    • Playstation TV launched (October)
    • Amazon Fire-Tv stick launched (November)
    • Amazon Alexa launched (November)
    • iPad Mini 3 released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 released
    • Xbox live released with streaming media apps
    UX
  • Design
    • Designers began to choose simplicity over complex graphics
    • Skeuomorphic design used less and less
    • Material Design is developed by Google
    Drund
    • Advertising integration became available (March 10)
    • Drund released its first collegiate program with Youngstown State Athletics (July)
    • Group features became available (August 6)
    • Mobile Branded Apps became available (October)
    Social
  • Instagram
    • Reached 400m monthly users
  • Snapchat
    • Reached 100m active users
    • Reached 6b video views a day
  • Periscope
    • Bought by Twitter before official launch (January)
    • Launched (March)
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are released - featuring Live Photos, 3D Touch, and longer battery life (September)
    • iOS Versions 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 are released
  • Android
    • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) released - featuring additional security with fingerprint recognition, longer battery life
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Edge launched (March)
    • Chrome versions 40.0 - 47.0 are released
    • Safari 9.0 is released
    • Firefox versions 35.0 - 43.0 are released
    • Opera versions 27.0 - 34.0 are released
  • Data
    • 4G LTE
  • Hardware
    • Apple Watch launched (April)
    • Surface 3 released (May)
    • Surface Hub released (July)
    • 6th generation iPod Touch released (July)
    • iPad Mini 4 released (September)
    • Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book released (October)
    • Amazon Echo launched (November)
    • iPad Pro 12.9 inch released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab A released
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 released
    UX
  • Design
    • Google’s material design language increased in popularity
    • Padding and depth effects were used more liberally
    Drund
    • Community Trends are released (July)
    • Mobile Check-Ins are released (July)
    • Branded web is released (August 11)
    • The Points & Rewards system are released (September)
    • Community Leaderboards are released (September)
    • Albums are released (September)
    • The Live Streaming project began on web and iOS (November)
    Social
  • Facebook
    • 1.23 billion daily active users, 1.15 billion of which used mobile
    • 1.86 billion monthly active users, 1.74 billion of which used mobile
  • Instagram
    • Released stories (August)
  • Periscope
    • Released GoPro support
    Mobile
  • Apple
    • iPhone 7 & 7 Plus are released - featuring a waterproof body, no headphone jack, click-less home button, and haptic feedback (September)
    • iOS Versions 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 are released
  • Android
    • Android 7.0 (Nougat) released - featuring high performance graphics and VR compatibility
    • Google Pixel launched (October)
  • Windows
    • Windows 10 Mobile released (March)
    Tech
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome versions 48.0- 55.0 are released
    • Safari 10.0 is released
    • Firefox versions 44.0 - 50.0 are released
    • IE 11.0.36 is released
    • Opera versions 35.0 - 42.0 are released
  • Data
    • 4G LTE
  • Hardware
    • Fitbit Blaze released (January)
    • Sixth Generation Fire HD 8 released (September)
    • Surface Studio released (October)
    • Surface Book with Performance Base released (October)
    • Samsung Chromebook 3 released
    • Apple Watch Series 1 & 2 released (October)
    • Samsung Gear S3 released (November)
    • Google Home launched (November)
    • Apple AirPods launched (December)
    • Samsung Galaxy TabPro S released
    Drund
    • Live Streaming is released on Web & iOS (February)
    • Drund’s Live Streaming project began on Android (February)
    • Topics become are released (June 28)
    • Live Streaming launched on Android (July)

To be continued...

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