Social Networking Throughout the Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since man first walked the Earth, we’ve been finding ways to network with our peers. Even the first cave drawings and hieroglyphics found 40,000 some years ago depicted rudimentary images of animals, hand signals and emoticons still popular today. Many also consider the orators of the old Roman forum to have pioneered the first open social networking platform.

While the old town crier may have been replaced by our modern day messengers like those on Twitter, the concept of pen pals and one-on-one communication is still prevalent today in the form of sites like Snapchat and WhatsApp.

Now millions of people around the world are networking on places like LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. While fads like MySpace and print newspapers come and go, posts remain online forever, making your 140 characters of wisdom pretty meaningful, no matter the medium.

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