On Tuesday, I mentioned that LDSMediaTalk.com has been around for 10 years! Here’s an interesting retrospect on articles that appeared 10 years ago, during the first year of LDS Media Talk:

  • On July 6, 2006, I reported that 1 billion people were able to access the Internet. Today, that number is 3.17 billion.
  • On July 10, 2006, I reported that a beta version of LDS.org was available for review. Remember that version with the blue background?


  • On September 25, 2006, I reported that the Spanish scriptures had just been made available online.
  • On November 9, 2006, the Church launched a redesigned Gospel Library online with improved search. (No, this wasn’t the Gospel Library mobile app—that wasn’t available until 2009. This was just the scriptures, magazines, lesson manuals, and general conference in digital format online.)
  • On December 27, 2006, I mentioned that in U.S. households, the ownership of DVD players (81.2%) surpassed VCRs (79.2%).
  • On January 5, 2007, the LDS scriptures were published at scriptures.lds.org in German, French, and Italian, in addition to the Spanish and English that were available previously.
  • On January 9, 2007, I reported that 55% of U.S. teens used social media sites. Today, 92% of teens report going online daily—including 24% who say they are online “almost constantly.”
  • On February 5, 2007, I mentioned that the Church had launched a technology website at ldstech.lds.org.
  • On February 8, 2007, the Church updated the Newsroom site.


  • On March 7, 2007, I reported that a DVD of the movie The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd became available.

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in 10 years!

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