Evolution of the internet timeline

Timeline created by Roderick Burks
  • Creation oF ARPA

    Creation oF ARPA
    Originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created in February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957.
  • Packet - Switching

    Packet - Switching
    The packet switching concept was first invented by Paul Baran in the early 1960's, and then independently a few years later by Donald Davies. Leonard Kleinrock conducted early research in the related field of digital message switching, and helped build the ARPANET, the world's first packet switching network.
  • The modem is invented

    The modem is invented
    In 1962, the first commercial modem was manufactured and sold as the Bell 103 by AT&T. The 56K modem was invented by Dr. Brent Townshend in 1996.
  • Wide area network

    Wide area network
    A leading expert in WAN/LAN switching and routing, Andy founded Talari Networks, a pioneer in WAN Virtualization technology, and served as its first CEO.
  • Apple

    April 1, 1976, Cupertino, CA
  • IBM computer Launch

    IBM computer Launch
    The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150 and was introduced on August 12, 1981.
  • Michelangelo (computer virus)

    Michelangelo (computer virus)
    Michelangelo (computer virus) The Michelangelo virus is a computer virus first discovered on 4 February 1991 in Australia. The virus was designed to infect DOS systems, but did not engage the operating system or make any OS calls.
  • The first virus

    The first virus
    While the first computer virus (Creeper) was released on the ARPANET as a harmless experiment, the first computer virus to be released in the wild also wasn't malicious. Called "Brain," the program was created in 1986 by the Farooq Alvi brothers of Pakistan as a method to deter copying the medical software they wrote.
  • The first emoitcon

    The first emoitcon
    Scott Fahlman
  • Internet

    By Robert E. Kahn
  • Internet worm

    Internet worm
    On November 2, 1988, Cornell student Robert T. Morris launched the very first computer worm on the internet – and subsequently becoming the first person convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee
    Tim Berners-Lee
    Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
  • Mosaic web browser launched?

    Mosaic web browser launched?
  • Amazon & Ebay

    Amazon & Ebay
    Ebay, global online auction and trading company launched by American entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar in 1995. eBay was one of the first companies to create and market an Internet Web site to match buyers and sellers of goods and services.Amazon was founded July 5, 1994, Bellevue, WA
  • yahoo

    March 2, 1995, Santa Clara, CA
  • The launch of internet explore

    The launch of internet explore
    The internet Explorer project was started in the summer of 1994 by Thomas Reardon, who, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • AOL

    AOL Instant Messenger was initially integrated into AOL Desktop and later also released as a stand-alone download by America Online (AOL) in May 1997 for Microsoft Windows.
  • Google

    September 4, 1998, Menlo Park, CA
    People also search for
  • Mobile virus

    Mobile virus
    The first ever computer virus spread by mobile phones has been sent to anti-virus firms. No infections have been reported and the worm is harmless but it is proof that mobiles are at risk from virus writers. The worm, known as Cabir, infects phones and devices running the Symbian operating system.e created a virus that could be used by anyone in order to educate the public of the threat.
  • Facebook

    Facebook is a social networking service launched as Face Mash in July 2003, but later changing to TheFacebook on February 4, 2004. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommate and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.
  • Youtube

    The domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site.
  • Iphone launch

    Iphone launch
    June 29, 2007
  • Instagram

  • Skype

    On 10 May 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications, S.à r.l for US $8.5 billion. The company was incorporated as a division of Microsoft, which acquired all its technologies with the purchase.
  • Safari & Itunes

    Safari & Itunes
    Safari (web browser) Previously supported: Windows, last version 5.1.7 on May 9, 2012. Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple, based on the WebKit engine. First released on desktop in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been bundled with iOS devices since the iPhone's introduction in 2007.