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Brian Liliethal's History of the Internet Timeline

  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
    The start of global telecommunications. Satellites play an important role in transmitting all sorts of data today.
    In response, US forms the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) within the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish US lead in science and technology applicable to the military.
  • ARPA is Created

    ARPA is Created
    Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) is created- Found a way that computers can talk to each other in case of
    nuclear attack.
  • ARPANET was published

    ARPANET was published
    Roberts published "ARPANET"
  • Internet was Born!!!

    Internet was Born!!!
    Computers at Stanford and UCLA connected for the first time- The first hosts on what would one day
    become the Internet.
  • The Radio Network makes it to Hawaii.

    The Radio Network makes it to Hawaii.
    The first radio network which makes use of random packet transmission, the Alohanet, is launched at the University of Hawaii.
  • Arpanet was Established

    Arpanet was Established
    1970: An Arpanet network was established- Network between Harvard, MIT, and BBN (the company that created the
    "interface message processor" computers used to connect to the network) in 1970 was created
  • The Email was developed.

    The Email was developed.
    Developed by Ray Tomlinson, who also made the decision to use the "@" symbol to separate the user name from the computer name (which later on became the domain name)
  • The E-mail is demonstraed

    The E-mail is demonstraed
    This public demonstration is also the first time that electronic mail (email) is exhibited and is a major catalyst for increasing interest in developing network technology. The first email programs called SNDMSG and READMAIL are written by Ray Tomlinson marking the beginning of one of the most widely used applications today.
  • The beginning of TCP/IP

    The beginning of TCP/IP
    A proposal was published to link Arpa-like networks together into a so-called "inter-network",
    which would have no central control and would work around a transmission control protocol (which eventually became TCP/IP)
  • Ethernet created

    Ethernet created
    Robert Metcalfe develops a system which replaces radio transmission of network data with a cable that provides a larger amount of bandwidth, enabling the transfer of millions of bits of data per second in comparison with the thousands of bits per second when using a radio channel transmission. This system is originally known as the Alto Aloha network but which was later known as Ethernet.
  • Apple is Created!

    Apple is Created!
    Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
  • The first Personal Computer Modem is Invented

    The first Personal Computer Modem is Invented
    The modem was invented by Dennis Hayes and Dale Heatherington,
    and was introduced and initially sold to computer hobbyists.
  • Spam is born.

    Spam is born.
    The first unsolicited commercial email message(later known as spam), was sent out to 600 California
    Arpanet users by Gary Thuerk.
  • Apple II is launched.

    Apple II is launched.
    The first mass-marketed personal computer, the Apple II, is launched.
  • The earliest form of multiplayer games was debuted.

    The earliest form of multiplayer games was debuted.
    The precursor to World of Warcraft and Second Life was
    developed in 1979, and was called MUD (short for MultiUser Dungeon). MUDs were entirely text-based virtual worlds, combining
    elements of role-playing games, interactive, fiction, and online chat.
  • BITNET is created.

    BITNET is created.
    Started as a cooperative network at the City University of New York, with the first connection to Yale (:feg:)
    Original acronym stood for 'There' instead of 'Time' in reference to the free NJE protocols provided with the IBM systems
    Provides electronic mail and listserv servers to distribute information, as well as file transfers
  • The first Emicon

    The first Emicon
    The first emoticon was used While many people credit Kevin MacKenzie with the invention of
    the emoticon in 1979, it was Scott Fahlman in 1982 who proposed using :-) after a joke, rather than the original -) proposed by
  • The domain name system was created

    The domain name system was created
    The first Domain Name Servers (DNS) was created. The domain name system
    was important in that it made addresses on the Internet more human-friendly compared to its numerical IP address counterparts.
    DNS servers allowed Internet users to type in an easy-to-remember domain name and then converted it to the IP address
  • World Wide Web protocols finished

    World Wide Web protocols finished
    The code for the World Wide Web was written by Tim Berners-Lee, based on his
    proposal from the year before, along with the standards for HTML, HTTP, and URLs
  • First web page created!

    First web page created!
    It brought some major innovations to the world of the Internet. The first web page was created
    and, much like the first email explained what email was, its purpose was to explain what the World Wide Web was.
  • First content-based search protocol

    First content-based search protocol
    Also in the same year, the first search protocol that examined file contents instead of just file names was launched, called Gopher.
  • The first Web cam was made.

    The first Web cam was made.
    One of the more interesting developments of this era, though, was the first webcam. It was deployed at a Cambridge University computer lab, and its sole purpose was to monitor a particular coffee maker so that lab users could avoid wasted trips to an empty coffee pot.
  • The Government joins the 20th Century.

    The Government joins the 20th Century.
    In 1993, both the White House and the United Nations came online, marking the beginning of the .gov and .org domain names.
  • Google!!!!

    Google went live in 1998, revolutionizing the way in which people find information online.
  • Wikipedia is launched.

    Wikipedia is launched.
    With the dotcom collapse still going strong, Wikipedia launched in 2001, one of the websites that paved the way for collective web content generation/social media.
  • Myspace is lauched.

    Myspace is lauched.
    Also in 2003, MySpace opens up its doors. It later grew to be the most popular social network at one time (though it has since been overtaken by Facebook).
  • Facebook is Created!!!!!

    Facebook is Created!!!!!
    Facebook launched in 2004, though at the time it was only open to college students and was called "The Facebook"; later on, "The" was dropped from the name, though the URL http://www.thefacebook.com still works.
  • Youtube is Launched

    Youtube is Launched
    YouTube launched in 2005, bringing free online video hosting and sharing to the masses.
  • Twitter is Launched

    Twitter is Launched
    Twitter launched in 2006. It was originally going to be called twittr (inspired by Flickr); the first Twitter message was "just setting up my twttr".
  • Mobile Web is created!

    Mobile Web is created!
    The biggest innovation of 2007 was almost certainly the iPhone, which was almost wholly responsible for renewed interest in mobile web applications and design.