Every time you change your status on instant messenger or send a tweet, you’re taking advantage of the simplicity and power
of status updates. How did status updates begin and how have they evolved since their first iterations?
For a brief historical analysis of how the status update as we currently know it has evolved from an early form of instant messaging in the 60s to the multifaceted, rich-media update of today, we’ll take you back in time and highlight some of the important milestones as short-form messages transitioned from static to status.
A Brief History of the Status Message