Internet History

By EDU639
  • Sputnik Developed

    Sputnik Developed
    Sputnik was developed by the Soviet Union. Sputnik was the first artificial earth satellite to be developed and launched.
    LM (Jacqueline A.}
  • Info Flow in Large Communication Nets

    Leonard Kleinrock, MIT "Info Flow in Large Communication NETS" (Jacqueline A.)

    Lawrence G.Roberts MIT "Towards a Cooperative Network of Time-shared COmputers" (Jacqueline A.)
  • $19,800 Contract

    $19,800 Contract
    Department of Defense issued a $19,800 contract for the purpose of studying the design and specification of a computer network. From this study grew the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). JW
  • Design Contract

    Design Contract
    "In 1968, $563,000 was committed to a contract with the purpose of designing, constructing, installing, testing, and maintaining four interface message processors (IMPS) that would link computers at the Stanford Research Institute, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Utah. JW
  • Log in

    Log in
    On this date in 1969, on the second try, IMPS installed at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute connected and began a communication revolution with the words "log in." JW

    ARPANET was the first network to run similar to the way the Internet runs today. On this date computers connected between Stanford University and UCLA for the first time in history. LM
  • Email

    Email was first developed by Ray Tomlinson. He made the decision to use the @ symbol in email. It was originally intended to separate the user name from the computer name, which later on became the domain name instead. (Note: Not sure of the exact date, but it was late fall/early winter 1971) LM
  • @ sign was chosen

    @ sign was chosen
    The @ sign was chosen from the punctuation keys on Tomlinson's Model 33 teletype for its "at" meaning. (Jacqueline A.)
  • Etnernet

    During 1973-1974 Robert Metcalfe developed the Ethernet technology which allows computers to be linked to a network through cables. LM
  • PC Modem

    PC Modem
    In 1977 the first ever PC modem was developed by Dennis Hayes and Dale Heatherington. LM
  • TCP Split into TCP & IP

    Jacqueline A.
  • Emoticon

    Scott Fahlmann used the first emoticon :-) in 1979 after a joke. LM
  • Internet Used for Community

    During this year, the Internet was established as a technology to support a broad community of research and development and began to expand to higher education. (Date not exact)
  • AOL Launched

    AOL Launched
    America Online was launched out of the Applelink program. This system popularized the Internet amoung the average users. LM
  • World WIde Web Code

    World WIde Web Code
    In 1990 the World Wide Web protocols were written by Tim Berners-Lee along with the standards for HTML, HTTP, and URLs. LM
  • Restrictions Lifted

    Restrictions Lifted
    All restrictions on commercial use of the Internet were lifted. JW
  • First Web Page & Web Cam

    First Web Page  & Web Cam
    In 1991 the first web page was created to explain what the world wide web was all about. The first web cam was also created this year to monitor the coffee pot at Cambridge University so people wouldn't make a trip back and forth to an empty pot. LM
  • Government Joins Online

    Government Joins Online
    The White House and United Nations came online in 1993, creating the .gov and .org domain names. LM
  • U.S. Whitehouse email comes on-line

    Jacqueline A.
  • Shopping Malls arrive on Internet

    Jacqueline A.
  • First News Story Broken Online

    First News Story Broken Online
    On January 17, 1998 the Drudge Report broke the news story of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal online instead of through traditional media. LM
  • Google

    Google launched on September 4, 1998, changing the way people found information online for good. LM
  • Time is reported as 19100 for New Year

    Jacqueline A.
  • Subscriptions Rise

    Subscriptions Rise
    Between 2000 and 2001, broadband subscriptions rose over 50 percent, with an additional 48 percent growth in 2003. JW
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is launched in 2001 paving the way for collective web content and social media. LM
  • Myspace

    Myspace eventually became the most popular social media site after launching in 2003. LM
  • Facebook

    The Facebook was launched for college students in February of 2004. Later on "the" was dropped from the title and the site was open to the public. LM
  • YouTube

    YouTube was launched in 2005 offering the options of free online videos and sharing to the public. LM
  • Twitter

    In 2006, Twitter launched to the public opening up the option of to the minute postings from users across the world. LM
  • iPhone

    The releasing of Apple's iPhone in 2007 brought a whole new renewed interest in mobile web applications and designs. LM