Evolution of social collaboration from 1950 to present

The way we communicate has been completely revolutionized by technology and has evolved on an international scale in the past 4 decades. With it, we’re able to have instant access to anyone anywhere at any time with a click or tap of our finger but how do humans in the workplace collaborate?

We know now that with technology there is an array of possibilities but how did this technology unravel throughout the years?

Autodesk has created an interactive time machine taking you throughout the decades and the evolution of social collaboration. From the initial speech machine (the telephone) that facilitated short and long distance communication to the instant messages and Visio Conference we now know today.

The world has drastically evolved and our work relationships have automatically followed suit. New terms such as social collaboration have emerged due to the tools we use to interact, participate and collaborate on a project. Our physical presence is not necessarily required in order to get things done anymore.

New technologies like the cloud allow us to go further in the performance and efficiency process avoiding us to waste time on logistic matters such as flights and meeting times and be more pro-active in the workplace. In a fascinating technologic world it is important to understand where it all started and thanks to what and whom it has reached to what we currently know.

Take a dive throughout the decades from the 1950’s to present days and (re)discover the many inventions that helped build the work environment we are all familiar with.

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The tour is amazing and it starts from the 1950s, when you get to 2010 Pinterest this is when it was released. In January 2012, less than 2 years after launch, comScore reported the site had 11.7 million unique users, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. Take the “Evolution of Social Collaboration” tour infographic right here.

Evolution of social collaboration from 1950 to present