Timeline: The Most Important Social-Media Events in History

The first e-mail was sent just over 40 years ago; we've come a long way, baby. But along with the highs (Twitter-enabled revolutions, Chatroulette), there have been a lot of lows (Kim Kardashian's tweets, Chatroulette). These are the moments that are worth remembering and, in some cases, cringing about. Plus: See our complete coverage of social media mavericks.

February 14, 2012

August 2011: Details magazine publishes "The Social Issue," guest edited by Ashton Kutcher. Okay, well, it was important to us.

November 2011: After a Joe Paterno-related flub on Twitter, Ashton Kutcher hands over the keys to @aplusk to his team. Twitter will never be the same.


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