2006 Google buys Youtube and Twitter launched
2006 is very much the turning point of the web. 1.0 was passé, 2.0 was around the corner, and the social web was finding it’s feet. As well as the 1 billionth song being downloaded from iTunes, Google bought Youtube and Twitter launched. It was the hype cycle year for virtual worlds. The Wii arrived to break windows and TV’s all around the globe.