The first social media app was made in 1997(six degrees) where you could virtually chat with someone near you and with computers becoming more and more common in homes around the world social media was bound to flourish.
modern social media has come along way since 1997 and you can now call, message or video chat with anyone anywhere around the world.at anytime
nowadays most people from the age of 10 have a mobile phone which means that most of the world is online and connected this is very different to 1997 as back then if you wanted to call someone then you had to pay in a telephone box in the street
the fact that most of the world is online and connected isn't all good as it means that many children could be exposed to mature or inappropriate content online.
social media has evolved a lot over time as it used to be simple online chat sites but now social media is various types of apps that have video sharing, messaging and video chatting all in one
social media is also a way for companies to advertise new products and expand their brands as roughly 2.7 billion users are active everyday and around 60% of these users access Facebook at least 4 times a day