In Pictures: The earliest days of your favourite social networks

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In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the phrase "What hath God wrought!" down the Baltimore-Washington telegraph line, inaugurating the age of person-to-person electronic communications. In the last decade or so, the social aspects of the Internet have really flourished. Where are the equivalents of Morse's famous Biblical quote in our modern social media services? We hunted down some of the earliest communications and profiles across a variety of famous social sites.

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