The History of Vitality

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This pamphlet is designed to introduce all new users to Vitality and tell the history of the best social network ever designed.

A Brief History of the Internet

Modern internet is based off of systems that existed as early as the 1950s. At first, it was only in use by the government. However, in the late 1980s the very first internet providers came into existence, allowing internet access to the public. It quickly became recognized as an important source of information and was viewed as a useful tool to many.

A Brief History of Social Networks

The very first social network came into existence in 1997, Six Degrees, which allowed users to make friends with other users. Blogging was introduced in 1999 and quickly became popular. It set the scene for many more social networking websites, such as MySpace, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Photobucket, YouTube, Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitch, Pinterest, and many others.

The History of Vitality

Before Vitality became the biggest social network, it began as a dream in the hearts and minds of June and Luke Knight. Growing up in the 1990s allowed them to see the development of the internet up close, including the early days of communication: chat rooms. As the children  of a Hollywood power couple, they were able to act on their desire to enrich the experience of users of social media. When MySpace and LinkedIn were introduced in 2003, they saw the potential and immediately bought them out, paying far more than either company was worth at the time. As the websites took off in popularity and they began to make money, the generous siblings began sending payments every month to the developers as a 'thank you'.

As more social networks were introduced, the Knights began buying the ones they saw the most potential for. By 2013 June and Luke owned over 14 social network companies, as well as rather large portions of Google and Microsoft. About this time it became hard for them to control all of the companies at once and decided to merge them into one company. Near the end of 2013 the merge was complete and Vitality was born.

As of 2018 there are 6.8 billion users worldwide.

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