The Internet

  • USSR creates Sputnik

  • First paper on packet-switching

  • Galactic Network

  • Packet Switching

  • ARPANET Developing

  • Communication Developing

  • Developing Networks

  • Research into Networking

  • Email

    Ray Tomlinson invents the email program to send messages across a distributed network.
  • The first trans-Atlantic connection and the popularity of emailing

  • The beginning of TCP/IP

    Transmission Control Program and Internet Protocol
  • The email client

    John Vittal develops MSG, the first all-inclusive email program providing replying, forwarding, and filing capabilities.
  • The PC Modem

  • The Bulletin Board System

  • MUD - The earliest form of multiplayer games

    by Richard Bartle and Roy Trubshaw
  • Usenet

  • ENQUIRE software

    It was an early software project written in the second half of 1980 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, who went on to create the World Wide Web in 1989.ENQUIRE had some of the same ideas as the Web and the Semantic Web but was different in several important ways. It was created to scientists to be able to keep track of different thinks. One of them was that it was not supposed to be released to the general public. ENQUIRE was written in the Pascal programming language and implemented on a Norsk
  • The first emoticon

  • ARPANET computers swich over to TCP/IP

  • Desktop workstations

    Desktop workstations come into being, many with Berkeley UNIX (4.2 BSD) which includes IP networking software.
  • DNS (Domain Name System)

  • Protocol wars

  • The Internet grows

    30,000 hosts on the Internet (backbone speed of 56kbps)
  • AOL is launched

  • First web page created

  • The first webcam was created

  • Google is created!

    The biggest search engine is created
  • Wikipedia is launched

  • Facebook is created

  • Twitter is created

  • The iPhone and Mobile Web is created

    Steve Jobs, owner of Apple Inc creates the first generation iPhone.
  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

    Real time chat was created
  • First commercial dial-up ISP

  • Youtube is created

    Streaming videos for masses