Mohammad Anas Wahaj
Evolution of Social Collaboration

In today's world there are diverse technologies that make social collaboration happen both at personal and professional level. These technologies provide workers ability to interact, participate and collaborate anytime and anywhere more efficiently without the need for their physical presence. Over the years this process of social collaboration has been consistently improving due to advancements in communication technologies. Autodesk has developed an infographic depicting and explaining the evolution of social collaboration. The main stages of this development include - Ray Dolby, Charles Ginsburg and Charles Anderson invented the first video camera with both image and sound recording (1956); Samuel Morse created Morse Code (1836); Alexander Graham Bell created telephone (1876); ENIAC was invented as the first all purpose computer (1946); Computer-aided design created for Watergate structure (1962); Xerox photocopying machine developed (1959); Doug Engelbart and Bill English invent computer mouse (1960); PLATO computer system developed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had started providing innovative communication tools like email, chatrooms, instant messaging, remote screen sharing, emoticons (1976); First network email sent by Ray Tomlinson on ARPANET (1971); First mobile phone call made by Martin Cooper on Motorola DynaTAC prototype (1973); PARC's Knowledge System Area created CoLab with workstations for group meetings and to collaborate on projects (late 1980s); Internet TCP/IP by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn (1982); First commercial mobile phone DynaTAC 8000x (1983); Mac Portable by Apple (1989); Microsoft Outlook 97 as a communication hub with email, scheduling, contact management, task management etc (1997); World Wide Web made available that was developed by Robert Cailliau and Tim Berners-Lee (1991); WWW made free to anyone by CERN (1993); AOL connects email system to Internet and allowed users to chat and IM in real time (1997); GoToMeeting is launched for online meeting, desktop sharing and video conferencing (2004); Growth of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc (2010s); 2.5 billion people are using Internet worldwide (2012). Read on...

Online Social Media: Evolution of social collaboration from 1950 to present

May 23, 2014 2:34 PM
Mohammad Anas Wahaj
Language Skills
Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Urdu
Learning Language
Arabic, French, Persian (Farsi), Spanish