The history of the internet

  • Eisenhower

    President Eisenhower requests funds to create ARPA. Approved as a line item in Air Force appropriations bill.
  • ARPA

    Nine years after its formation, the ARPA hosts a study on “cooperative network of time–sharing computers.” Shortly thereafter, two computers, one from the MIT Lincoln Lab and one from the System Development Corporation (SDC), are successfully connected with a dedicated 1200bps phone line. A third computer, at ARPA, is added to form “The Experimental Network.”
  • Unix

    The unix operating system is created.
  • Arpanet

    ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), created by a small research team at the head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense, was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the contemporary global Internet. The packet switching of the ARPANET was based on designs by Lawrence Roberts, of the Lincoln Laboratory.
  • Email

    Ray Tomlinson, who also made the desicion to use the "@" symbol to seperate the user name from the computer name(which later became the domain name.)

    Start of TCP/ICP
  • The email client

    The "reply" and "forward" functions are made.
  • MUD

    The earliest form of multiplayer games is created
  • Domain names

    Domain names
    The domain name system is developed and the “.com” era is born. Other domains are also developed including .edu and .gov.
  • WWW

    The proposal for the world wide web is made
  • Public internet

    Public internet
    The Internet is introduced to the public. becomes the first company to provide Internet access through dial–up.
  • Webcam

    The first webcam is created
  • webpage

    The first webpage
  • Advertising

    Advertising becomes commonly used online.
  • Dial up

    Dial up
    companies begin to provide online connections through traditional dial–up services. Households across the world go online.
  • Free computers with internet plan

    Companies begin providing free computers with a signed contract for Internet service.
  • size of the Web increases

    The size of the World Wide Web is estimated to exceed 1 billion pages
  • Myspace

    Myspace becomes tghe most popular social network. Myspace opens up its doors. It later grew to be the most popular social netowkr at one time.

    YOUTUBE launches
    This is one of the most succesful websites on the internet
  • Twitter

    Twitter is born and begins to grow at a rapid rate.
  • Growing

    1.125 billion people estimated to use the internet
  • Phones

    The iphone and mobile web are created
  • Emotion

    The first emoticon is created
  • Commercialization

    Netscapemaking it safer to conduct financial transactions (like credit card payments) online
  • Increases

    Internet reaches over 2.5 billion users