Timeline of the Internet

Timeline created by Tabitha H
  • Potential Origin and Beginning -- The History of the Internet

    Potential Origin and Beginning -- The History of the Internet
    The USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite.
  • Introducing The Electronic Mail

    Introducing The Electronic Mail
    A man by the name of Ray Tomlinson, a Cambridge, Mass., a computer scientist. He used the @ sign to distinguish between the sender and network names in there e-mail address.
  • The president uses the electronic mail.

    The president uses the electronic mail.
    Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and running mate Walter Mondale use email to plan campaign events.
    Queen Elizabeth sends her first email. She's the first state leader to do so.
  • The word "Internet"

    The word "Internet"
    The word “Internet” is used for the first time.
  • The making of addresses identified by extensions

    The making of addresses identified by extensions
    Domain Name System (DNS) is established, with network addresses identified by extensions such as .com, .org, and .edu.
    Writer William Gibson coins the term “cyberspace.”
  • Email, electronic bulletin boards, news, and other information.

    Email, electronic bulletin boards, news, and other information.
    Quantum Computer Services, which later changes its name to America Online, debuts. It offers email, electronic bulletin boards, news, and other information.
  • Internet Worm

    Internet Worm
    A virus called the Internet Worm temporarily shuts down about 10% of the world's Internet servers.
  • Internet Connection

    Internet Connection
    The World (world.std.com) debuts as the first provider of dial-up Internet access for consumers.
    Tim Berners-Lee of CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics) develops a new technique for distributing information on the Internet. He calls it the World Wide Web. The Web is based on hypertext, which permits the user to connect from one document to another at different sites on the Internet via hyperlinks (specially programmed words, phrases, buttons, or graphics).
  • The White House has website

    The White House has website
    The White House launches its website, www.whitehouse.gov.
    Initial commerce sites are established and mass marketing campaigns are launched via email, introducing the term “spamming” to the Internet vocabulary.
    Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark start Netscape Communications. They introduce the Navigator browser.
  • Useage of The Internet

    Useage of The Internet
    Approximately 45 million people are using the Internet, with roughly 30 million of those in North America (United States and Canada), 9 million in Europe, and 6 million in Asia/Pacific (Australia, Japan, etc.). 43.2 million (44%) U.S. households own a personal computer, and 14 million of them are online.
  • GOOGLE

    GOOGLE
    Google opens its first office, in California.
  • Myspace.com

    Myspace.com
    College student Shawn Fanning invents Napster, a computer application that allows users to swap music over the Internet.
    The number of Internet users worldwide reaches 150 million by the beginning of 1999. More than 50% are from the United States.
    “E-commerce” becomes the new buzzword as Internet shopping rapidly spreads.
    MySpace.com is launched.
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    YouTube.com is launched. And in 2006 there are more than 92 million websites online.
  • Music Download

    Music Download
    Legal online music downloads triple to 6.7 million downloads per week.
    Colorado Rockies' computer system crashes when it receives 8.5 million hits within the first 90 minutes of World Series ticket sales.
    The online game, World of Warcraft, hits a milestone when it surpasses 9 million subscribers worldwide in July.
  • New Technology

    New Technology
    When multi-touch was created.
    Ciplex Built the World's First Multi-Touch Website Using Silverlight.In December 2010, 4G Wireless Networks are launched in the United States, allowing for high-speed connections to devices such as cell phones, tablet computers, netbooks, and laptops. In 2011, technology companies are working with educators and independent developers to provide for immersive experiences, applying the best learning techniques with technology.
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    History of the Internet