Facebook's Timeline feature has been warmly welcomed by some, and absolutely despised by others via all forms of online media. Like it or not, there is one thing that is certain; Timeline is here, it won't be going away anytime soon and it is certainly a part of Internet history. My personal opinion is that Facebook has changed the way we interact more so than the Internet itself did, but apparently that might not be correct. I was cemented into this theory until I came across the graphics seen below. There have been an incredible number of paramount activities in the course of human history that have helped shaped our online interaction and now they are all on display in one, easy to read place; Timeline.
Communication company Grovo has developed a graphic that shows most, if not all of the large happenings that have shifted "inter-computer communications" as we know them throughout the past several decades and even into past centuries. From the invention of the @ symbol, to the creation of things like email and Napster they have chronicled every major happening that has ever help keep us glued to our chairs and away from actual human contact.
Check out all the selections below that I feel have fairly serious levels of impact on the evolution of communication, but feel free to head over to Facebook, where Grovo has the entire Timeline on display so that you can view the entire evolution on your own, and decide which pieces of history are the most crucial.
When you have decided on which moments in web history are the biggest, why not take to our Timeline and tell us which are your favorites.
Courtesy of Mashable Social Media. (mashable.com)