A Brief History of the Status Message

Every time you change your status on instant messenger or send a tweet, you’re taking advantage of the simplicity and power

Mundu IM status messages
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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.

via A Brief History of the Status Message.

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