Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Twitter and Status Update Hysteria


Here's a series we've worked with Mashable.com to develop in concert with our SuperStatus.com campaign for Intuit—the first social media contest that uses status updates to answer challenges.

April 8th, 2009 | by Jennifer Van Grove

Every time you change your status on instant messenger or send a tweet, you’re taking advantage of the simplicity and power of status updates. How did status updates begin and how have they evolved since their first iterations?

For a brief historical analysis of how the status update as we currently know it has evolved from an early form of instant messaging in the 60s to the multifaceted, rich-media update of today, we’ll take you back in time and highlight some of the important milestones as short-form messages transitioned from static to status.

A LOOK BACK

The rise of the status update in popularity has been a long time coming. Before you could tweet, update your Facebook status, or even edit continue

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