Copyblogger states that
… the concept behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking tools isn’t new. These sites just give us new, sexy, and easy-to use ways to do what we’ve always wanted to do online — exchange ideas and information.
The Internet has always been social, and it always will be. Still not convinced?
I am not so sure that the writer got the idea of what Social Media is. Social media is about specific platforms that allow people to connect within those platforms, comment, share and extend reach to others. Just because you may be in my address book and we share information through email, that is not social media. I dont cc every one I have an email address for when I send an email.
It is the public aspect.
Likewise, chat and forums are interactive but not social media. They may be social of course but no social media. Social is about connecting such as interacting with someone or content such as a radio phone in program. Social media is about public social sharing of ideas, content and allowing connections of connections see this information.
A little different.
What do you think? To me this is more an infographic of the social history of the web, which the second title has, not social media.