Two computers, one at Stanford, one at UCLA, are directly linked via 1200bps phone line.
Email was first developed by Ray Tomlinson in 1971.
Usenet the internet's first public message board, is created by two graduate students.
The domain name system is established, and the .com era begins. .Gov and .Edu are also invented.
First Internet Service Provider
The first ISP is established as World.std.com, providing internet to the public.
The world-wide web system is created by CERN.
Mosaic, the world's first free, public graphical browser, was released in 1993.
Amazon and Ebay founded
Common industries such as banks, radio stations, and advertisers begin to use the internet for business. One of these startup businesses was Amazon, a popular online store. Another was Ebay, an oline auction house.
Google, now the most popular search engine on the internet is introduced.