I remember in the mid-nineties when I did my national service in the northern part of Nigeria. Then the major means of communication that was readily available was through writing of letters. Sadly, it normally took a total of about six weeks for my letters to arrive Lagos and for me to get a feedback 🙂 You can imagine how life was then and what I passed through 🙂
Today, all that has gone with the sands of time. Big thanks to the great minds that has made global interaction very easy, fun and economical. Today, the world has been turned into a global village where distance or cost is no more a barrier, in reaching out to friends, colleagues and business partners.
In this post, I have captured fifteen of those awesome inventions which have changed the way we communicate and interact. In addition, I have also added the names of those great individuals behind these innovations and the dates they were founded. No doubt, a lot of us only use these awesome creations without bordering to know who invented them or when they were invented.
I hope you will find my compilation very revealing….
|INNOVATION||FOUNDER(S)||DATE FOUNDED||BEST KNOWN FOR|
|World wide web||Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee||1990||Internet platform|
|Wordpress||Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little||May 27,2003||Blogging platform|
|Facebbok||Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes||2004||Social networking and instant messaging|
|Jan Koum and Brian Acton||2009||Instant messaging|
|Larry Page and Sergey Brian||September 4, 1998||Search engine, e-mailing, Android operating system and other softwares|
|Yahoo||Jerry Yang and David Filo||January 1994||Search engine, email service|
|Microsoft||Bill Gates and Paul Allen||April 4, 1975||Search engine, e-mailing, Windows Operating System and other softwares|
|Youtube||Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim||February 14, 2005||Video sharing|
|Skype||Janus Friis, Niklas Zennström, Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn||August 2003||Voice, video and instant messaging|
|Tumblr||David Karp||February 2007||Micro blogging and Social networking|
|Reid Hoffman, Konstantin Guericke,|
Allen Blue and
|December 2002||Business-oriented social networking service|
|Viber||Talmon Marco, Igor Megzinik, Sani Maroli and Ofer Smocha.||December 2010||Instant messaging and voice-over|
|Blackberry||Mike Lazaridis||1984||Instant messaging|
|Apple Computers||Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wosniak||April 1, 1976||iPhone, iPhone Operating System, iPods, iTunes|
|Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger||October 6, 2010||Mobile video and photo sharing, and social networking|
Thanks for your time 🙂