History of the internet

By dpbaron
  • ARPA formed

    ARPA formed in response to Sputnik launch
  • ARPANET founded

    Development work started on ARPANET
  • Email introduced

    Ray Tomlinson introduces email, @ symbol first used
  • Queen Liz sends email

    Queen Elizabeth II first state leader to send an email message
  • The word 'internet' first used

  • US DoD declared TCP/IP standard for all military networking

    March 1982, the US Department of Defense declared TCP/IP as the standard for all military computer networking
  • DNS is established

    .com and .edu addresses available amongst others
  • The term 'cyberspace' coined

    William Gibson coins the term cyberspace
  • WWW invented

    Tim Berners-Lee invents the world wide web.
  • webcrawler launched

    webcrawler the first full text search engine is launched
  • Netscape Navigator released

    webcrawlerNavigator web browser released.
  • Facebook launched

    Facebook launched, initially availble only to Harvard College students, then students at other US unversities, becoming available to the general public in 2006.
  • Internet extends into space

    Astronaut T. J. Creamer posted the first unassisted update to his Twitter account from the International Space Station, marking the extension of the Internet into space.
  • new treviglas website