History of the Internet

  • Michael Aldrich is born

    Michael Aldrich was the inventor of online shopping.
  • J.C.R. Licklider Introduces the Idea of an "Intergalactic Network"

  • Michael Aldrich Enables the First Electronic Transcitions

    this was the predecessor to online shopping
  • Thomson Holidays uses Aldrich's invention for the first ever B2B transaction

  • Jane Snowball becomes the first online shopper

  • Tim Berners creates the first browser for mainstream use

  • The US Blillboard Chart compiles legal music downloads for the first time

  • Geocities helps users create their own websites

  • amazon launches in the US

  • Ebay is founded

  • Official launch of BBC online

  • Google Founded

  • Kelkoo is founded

    shopping comparision site
  • Napster

  • Paypal created

  • .com crash

  • $5 Trillion lost in 2 years

  • Napster shuts down

  • Friendtser launches

  • Paypal is bought by Ebay for $1.5 billion

  • Myspace launches

  • Facebook launches at harvard University

  • Sales of music downloads start to be included in the US Billboard Charts

  • Google buys Youtube for $1.65 Billion

  • BBC online contains more than 2 million pages

  • kelkoo sells to a private equity company

  • Pope gets his own YouTube channel

  • Susan Boyle has over 71 million youtube hits

  • TMZ is first to break news of Michael jackson's death

  • 20th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee inventing the world-wide web

  • Global e-commerce sales top 591 billion euros

  • iTunes downloads hit 1 billion

  • facebook is biggest website in the world qith 750 million active users

  • Twitter has 200 million users generating 65 million tweets a day