Standards of Proof

Standards of Proof in the Internet Age

The Dark Ages
1960?-1970?: Published Work

Birth of the Internet
1970-1979: Electronic Article by a University Professor
ca 1980: a posting on Usenet

The Web
late 1980s - early 1990s: some grad student's personal website
ca 1992: AOL encyclopedia article
ca 1996: a page on GeoCities
late 1990s: corporate sponsored web pages

Social Networking
early 2000s: some guys Blog
ca 2006: a video on YouTube
2007: a Wikipedia article
2009: some celebrity's Twitter feed
2010: a poll of your Facebook followers

Source: My Personal Thoughts, April 2011.
(Some of the above mentioned sources were consulted for historical accuracy... the rest was fabricated.)