The Social Commerce Timeline in 2010


2010 was the start of the rapid technological evolution for Social Commerce – as they say the future of Social Media. It was the year where Facebook started to roll out its so-called F-commerce that created a piece of this world’s biggest social network into an e-commerce site.

It lured big retailers in the US to open a shop using the new platform to leverage the millions of Facebook users. Group buying sites such as Groupon and Groupon-clones also made it big in 2010. They were a hit even outside US.

In this year also, Twitter and YouTube started to revolutionize the Social Commerce experience through the Pay With a Tweet and “Plinking” (Product Linking) respectively.

There are truly a lot of remarkable developments in the emerging trend of the social commerce in 2010 that have certainly metamorphosed the online experience of every user. I can tell that the future of Social Media is here, thanks to Social Commerce.

2010 is definitely just a start of something greater to come in the social commerce phenomenon. We will expect bigger innovations and developments in 2011 that will usher the Social Commerce to be a full-blown industry in the world.

Below is an infographic that summarizes the social commerce highlights of 2010. I’m looking forward to 2011.

Catch The Social Media Timeline in 2010 too.

Via SocialCommerceToday

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