Was Steve Jobs the Father of Social Media?

I want to know who my Father is!

Not my birth Father, I know who he is.  Big Bill, Bill Alfano – the original, pictured above from the front page of the New Haven Register. He is the absolute best!

I am talking about the Father of Social Media.

The Original List

Great read from Salty Waffle

How many of these do you know?  Would you call any of them the Father of Social Media?

  • Georg Simmel – He was the first to talk about social networks in modern terms
  • Lawrence Roberts –  Spain credited him for creating the internet
  • Eric Thomas – created the world’s first email software
  • David Bohnett & John Rezner – created GeoCities
  • Andrew Weinrich – created sixdegrees.com
  • Gibby Miller – designed and launched MakeOutClub.com
  • Sean Parker – Napster
  • Jonathan Abrams and Peter Chin are the founders of Friendster, dubbed the ‘grandaddy’ of social networks.
  • Tom Anderson- MySpace
  • Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

After 10/5/2011

But after 10/5/2011 all the writing changed.  Steve Jobs is the Father of Social Media. Do you agree with what these guys wrote?


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