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Evolution of the World Wide Web

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    Evolution of the World Wide Web

  • Memex - information system description

    Memex - information system description
    In an article in the Atlantic Monthly magazine , Vannevar Bush described the first Automated information management system. His vision was of a machine that turned out to be the start of what is now known as the world wide web.
  • Cybernetics by Norbert Weiner

    Cybernetics by Norbert Weiner
    In a book, Norbert Weiner wrote about a field that was a combination of man and electronics. He called ths field Cybernetics. This concept would inspire future generations of scientists on how to increase the human capabilities with the help of electronics.
  • Dartmouth Artifical Intelligence Conference hosted by John McCarthy

    Dartmouth Artifical Intelligence Conference hosted by John McCarthy
    John McCarty invited many researchers from around the world to come togther to Darthmouth College in New Hampshire to discuss a subject that he called " Artificial Intelligence".
  • Wide Area Network - J.C.R. Licklider

    Wide Area Network - J.C.R. Licklider
    Dept. of Defense ( DOD) hired J.C.R. Licklider with a mandate to create a wide area network that would connect the DOD sites at the Pentagon, Cheyenne Mountain and Strategic Air Command.
  • Global Village and " The Medium is the Message" ideas by Marshall McLuhan

    Global Village and " The Medium is the Message" ideas by Marshall McLuhan
    The idea the everyone in the world could be interconnected by an "electronic nervous system" and the properties of how the message is provided (like the paper it is printed on) has as much effect as the information it provides" were ideas of Marshall McLuhan,
  • First packet exchange over a tlelephone connection

    First packet exchange over a tlelephone connection
    Lawrence Robets and Thomas Merrill connected two computers together over a telephone connection and exchanged a packet of data between California and Mass.
  • ARPANET - the first working network

    ARPANET - the first working network
    ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was the world's first operational packet switching network .On this day it went into operation.
  • 1st email is sent

    1st email is sent
    Sometime in late 1971, an engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message. He sent the message to himself from one machine to another
  • Norway and England started using ARPANET

    Norway and England started using ARPANET
    Norway and London, England were the first countries outside the US to connect to the ARPANET. Other countries in Europe followed.
  • TCP/IP is designed by Kahn and Cerf

    TCP/IP is designed by Kahn and Cerf
    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is designed as the rules that will be used to communicate on a network
  • Queen Elizabeth sends her first email

    Queen Elizabeth sends her first email
    Queen Elizabeth sends her first email frrom an Army Base, no other details were ever released
  • 1st Apple Computer

    1st Apple Computer
    the first apple computer was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in a garage.
  • playing games on the APRANET

    playing games on the APRANET
    starting in 1977, games were being played on the APRANET
  • email hosts available to over 100 researchers

    email hosts available to over 100 researchers
    The number of researchers now able to use email has gone of 100
  • the word internet is used for the first time

    the word internet is used for the first time
    the internet was a connection of other networks all combined
  • TCP/IP is used for the first time

    TCP/IP is used for the first time
    It took about 10 years from design to actually using these rules.
  • Supercomputing centers were being constructed by NSF

    Supercomputing centers were being constructed by NSF
    The National Science Foundation started building supercomputer centers for high speed computer networks
  • Cyberspace - a word to describe the internet

    Cyberspace -  a word to describe the internet
    A writer named William Gibson uses the word cyberrspace for the first time
  • DNS is created

    DNS is created
    Domain Name System (DNS) is created. This will identify the network the different web addresses use. Examples are .com, .org, and .edu.
  • AOL is started

    AOL is started
    1985
    Quantum Computer Services, changes its name to America Online(AOL), is created and started. AOL providess email, electronic bulletin boards, news.
  • WWW is invented by Tim Berners-Lee

    WWW is invented by Tim Berners-Lee
    The World Wide Web is a new way to provide information of the internet, it uses hypertext. Hypertext allows one document to be connected to another. This changes the way the internet can be used.
  • 100,000 users of the internet

    100,000 users of the internet
    over 100,000 users of the internet is reached
  • Surfing the internet

    Surfing the internet
    Jean Armour Polly makes up the saying "surfing the Internet."
  • 45 million people are using the internet

    45 million people are using the internet
    over 45 million people are now using the internet
  • Internet Explorer is created by Microsoft

    Internet Explorer is created by Microsoft
    Microsoft invents there first search program
  • Google open for business

    Google open for business
    Google is started as a internet search engine
  • Napster is invented

    Napster is invented
    a college student named Shawn Fanning invents Napster, a computer application that allows people to share music over the internet without cost Read more: Internet Timeline — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0193167.html#ixzz1lfSzFUY2
  • Internet users reach 540 million

    Internet users reach 540 million
    the number of uses of the internet is over half a billion
  • Facebook is started

    Facebook is started
    Mark Zuckerberg a Harvard University student starts a social media website on the Harvard campus.
  • Youtube is created

    Youtube is created
    Youtube is started as a website to share videos
  • over 850 million users of Facebook

    over 850 million users of Facebook
    the number of users of Facebook goes over 850 million