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The History Of Social Media. When Did It Really Begin? You ...

Patricia Didelot

The history of social media is relatively new, but when did it begin? You may be surprised to find out that it wasn't Facebook or Twitter, two of the most popular social media sites who started it all.

Back in 1969, yes, that long ago, CompuServe was one of the first major commercial Internet providers in the US. They used the technology known as dial-up to connect to the web.

It was the dominant force during the eighties and part of the nineties until others started to catch up.

The term social media is used to describe Internet sites in which people interact, that's why the social part,...

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President Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Institutes Social ...

In the latest move down an uncertain road, President Trump has frozen EPA grants and forbidden employees from providing updates on social media. The freeze was confirmed by Myron Ebell, the lead of Trump's EPA transition team.

"They're trying to freeze things to make sure nothing happens they don't want to have happen, so any regulations going forward, contracts, grants, hires, they want to make...

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Fox News Ratings Plummet As Consequence Of Dish Network ...

Scott Falkner

Fox News is taking a major hit in the ratings as a result of a contract dispute with Dish Network.

Since the fourth week of December, over 14 million satellite TV viewers have gone without the Fox News Chanel, stemming from an argument between Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox Inc., and Dish Network Corp. over programming fees.

The Nielsen ratings don't lie -- the Dish...

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