History of the Internet

By haley10
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    Packet-Switching Networks were used

    The internet was formed off of data broken up into small packets of data that were put together when they reached their destination.
  • ARPA

    America used the Advanced Research Projects Agency to network packet-switching data
  • First International Connection

    First International Connection
    In 1973, the first international connection was made from the US to the University College of London in England.
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    Personal Computers

    Personal Computers were introduced in the late 70's.
  • USENET Began

    USENET Began
    USENET, the group that contributed to the beginning of the internet more than any, was started in 1979. People in this group created their own hosts and servers instead of using ARPANET servers.
  • IRC

    In 1988, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) was formed and enabled chat rooms.
  • World-Wide-Web

    In 1991, what we now consider the internet was first introduced thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Caillau. Tim saw the need for a system that linked information through many different computers.
  • AOL

    AOL offered the internet to anyone in the year 1995.
  • Ten Million Host Computers

    Ten Million Host Computers
    In the year 1996, there were roughly ten million computers that were able to access internet.