The History of Internet

  • ARPANET invents the first packet-switching network

    ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) invented world's first operational packet switching network, it was the predeccesor of the curent global internet.
  • UNIX operating system invented

    UNIX operating system invented
    The Unix operating system the first oerating system used for servers and workstations, it was developed by employees at the Bell lab. Unix operatin system reshaped computers on a network instead of individual computers.
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    History of the Internet Timespan

  • Email Invented

    Email Invented
    Ray Tomlinson invented E-mail as well as using the @ symbol to separate the user name and the computer name
  • First trans-Atlantic connection

    The using of E-mail became very popular after the first connection across the Atlantic Ocean
  • The beginning of TCP/IP

    The internet protocol suite was invented, it was named from Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol. TCP/IP was the protocol that defined what the internet do with the vaious amount of data on different layers.
  • Email Client Invented

    Email Client Invented
    The first computing program to control E-mail was invented, it contained many function keys such as reply and forward.
  • MUD

    MUD was the first online multiplayer game invented and it was compirsed of words that describe each room and environment and the player can interact with it by typing various commands.
  • Usenet

    The first internet based discussion system

    The ENQUIRE software was the predeccesor to the World Wide Web (www) written by Tim Berners-Lee
  • Emoticon

    The first tectual expression that shows a face expression.
  • Domain Name System

    The first naming system that names computers, networks and convert them into binary expressions that can understood by both human and computers
  • Internet Relay Chat

    The first real time chat system
  • First Commercial Dial-Up ISP

    First Commercial Dial-Up ISP
    The invention of the first commercial internet provider and dial up connections, the arpanet ceased to exist in the same year.
  • World Wide Web

    The world wide web protocols was finished by Tim Berners-Lee, he also wrote the protocols of HTML, HTTP and URLs.
  • First Web Page invented

  • First Content-Based search protocol

    Gopher was the first TCP/IP layer application that allows users to search and retrieve documents and data from the internet.
  • The First Webcam

    The First Webcam
    The webcam was developed by the science department of the Cambridge University
  • Government Websites

    The beginning of government websites with domain names like .gov and .org
  • Mosaic

    MOSAIC was the first graphical web browser for the public, it was credited for popularising the World Wide Web with its simple to use interface and it was the first widely downloaded internet browser.
  • Netscape

    Netscape was a web browser that made it much safer to conduct financial transactions online.
  • Commercialization

    The coming of eBay and Aazon increased the popularit of online shopping massively.
  • First web-based mail service

    First web-based mail service
    Hotmail was the first webmail service to provide email service over the internet.
  • Weblog

    The rise of popularity for weblogs as more people post their story and articles on the internet to share with other people.
  • Google

    Google was invented by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, it was initially a school project that developed into a multibillion corporation
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is the world's biggest online encyclopedia with over 16 million articles and it was founded by th Bomis.Inc aweb portal company.
  • VoIP goes mainstream

    The release of Skype gave the public an user friendly interface for voice IP calling
  • Facebook

    Facebook is a social networking website with more than 500 million users, it was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Youtube

    Youtube is a video sharing website that users can watch, upload and share videos online. Three former PayPal employees created the website.