Founded in 2005, Facebook’s social network has changed our relationships with friends, family and co-workers, created a new playground for politics, and altered the rules for media, culture and advertising. This timeline chronicles the evolution of the social media giant.
As part of a look at how both political parties are connecting with constituents on the Web, Ray Suarez reports on how Republicans and their allies are looking to harness new media in advance of this year’s elections. Continue reading
After looking back at technological advancements during the last decade, Ray Suarez talks to an expert panel about how technology may shape our lives in the next ten years. Continue reading
Social media Web sites like Twitter and Facebook are playing an important role in political protests rippling through Iran. Margaret Warner speaks with experts about how such social networking sites are affecting Tehran’s political scene. Continue reading
As pro-government forces in Iran try to quell protests over last week’s disputed presidential election, supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are taking their fight to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, reports Lindsey Hilsum of ITN Channel 4. Continue reading
This presidential campaign is different than previous years – it’s the first in which campaigns are forced to confront nearly constant Web attacks and rumors from both amateurs and organized partisans. Media experts discuss the trend. Continue reading
Advertisers and employers are moving to take advantage of social networking Web sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, as the sites draw hefty numbers of users. Judy Woodruff reports on the phenomenon in the first part of a series on 16-to-25 year olds, which will culminate in a PBS documentary airing in January. Continue reading