Internet History

Timeline created by Maria Andree
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
    First artificial earth satellite.
  • Birth of the Internet

    Birth of the Internet
    ARPANET commissioned DoD for reseach into networking
  • E-mail is created

    E-mail is created
    People communicate over a network
  • Internet Registration

    Internet Registration
    Internet registration begins for .com, .net, .org, .edu and .gov
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo
    Yahoo! is founded in Santa Clara, California, and provides a web search engine, email service, mapping and more
  • Google

    Google
    Google is founded in Menlo Park, California
  • Dot-Com

    Dot-Com
    The dot-com bubble bursts.
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is launched
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    Youtube launches
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is founded in San Francisco, California
  • Internet Stats

    Internet Stats
    Internet world stats count over 1.9 billion surfers world wide.
  • SOPA

    SOPA
    Internet users scored an important victory in the battle to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)/Protect IP Act (PIPA) and to maintain Internet freedom.