History of the Internet

  • U.S. Department of Defense

    U.S. Department of Defense
    Created ARPA to keep its technology ahead of the soviets

    [Link text] https://www.britannica.com/topic/ARPANET
    Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, first was funded by the U.S. department of defense.
  • ARPANET Launch

    ARPANET Launch
    Computer scientist Lawrence and his student successfully sent message using ARPANET from IMP to a computer.
  • The First Email

    The First Email
    Ray Tomlinson created the network electronic mail, using the "@" symbol to connect a username to the destination address.
  • "Creep System"

    "Creep System"
    An experimental self-replicating virus
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    Created by English software engineer, Tim Berners-Lee.
  • The Gore Bill

    The Gore Bill
    Al Gore was the 45th Vice President who created the High-Performance Computing and Communications Act of 1991
  • Yahoo!

    Founded by two graduate students from Stanford University, David Filo and Jerry Yang
  • Banner Ads

    Banner Ads
    Ads promoting brands were published, forever changing the internet and creating the newest way of advertising.
  • Cadabra

    Online bookstore created by Jeff Bezos, which later turned into what we know today as Amazon
  • Napster

    Was a peer to peer file-sharing network created by brothers Shawn and John Fanning.
  • Netflix

    Offered online subscriptions where DVDs were then mailed to customers.
  • Facebook

    One of the largest social media platforms with over a billion users. Created by Mark Zuckerberg at the age of 19 and prior student at Harvard University.
  • Youtube

    Official Launch was on December 15, 2005 originally designed for people to their share home videos.
  • Twitch

    A massive live stream platform for gamers, that really took off in 2014 when a stream involving Pokemon went viral.
  • Biggest Hack

    Biggest Hack
    Yahoo faced one of the biggest hacks ever, over 3 billion accounts were affected. Usernames, passwords, names, birthdate, security questions were all compromised.
  • Apply pay

    Apply pay
    The first mobile payment and digital wallet option for all users of the iPhone. Followed by google in 2018
  • Websites Today

    Websites Today
    Over 1.8 billion websites have been created to assist people for all sorts of needs and desires.
  • Online Shopping

    Online Shopping
    Online shopping is continuously growing and is expected by the year of 2023, to make up 22% of all retail sales.

  • First Website Launched

    First Website Launched
    Time Berners-Lee launched the first website to the public