internet usage timeline

  • scientists and military experts are concerned about a soviet attack on the telephone system

    . A scientist from M.I.T. and ARPA named J.C.R. Licklider proposed a solution to this problem: a “galactic network” of computers that could talk to one another. This network would help the government leaders communicate even if the Soviets destroyed the telephone system. The purpose of this invention was to communicate with the other leaders if the telephone system was destroyed. Only government could use this
  • M.I.T. scientist developed a way of seding information

    Another M.I.T. scientist developed a way of sending information from one computer to another that he called “packet switching.” This breaks the data into blocks before sending it.
  • ARPA connects four universities

    ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting four major U.S. universities. Designed for research, education, and government organizations, it provides a communications network linking the country in the event that a military attack destroys communications systems. This was only available for the universities and government.
  • Transmission Control Protocol

    A computer scientist named Vinton Cerf had began to develop a way for all of the computers on all of the world’s mini-networks to communicate with one another. He called his invention “Transmission Control Protocol,”
  • Ethernet

    Ethernet is demonstrated by networking Xerox PARC’s new Alto computers. Ethernet is the most common type of connection computers use in a local area network (LAN).
  • World Wide Web

    Acomputer programmer in Switzerland named Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide Web: an Internet that was not simply a way to send files from one place to another but was itself a “web” of information that anyone on the Internet could retrieve. Berners-Lee created the Internet that we know today.
  • general release of WWW

    Presentation to "C5" Committee. General release of WWW on central CERN machines. It was available to all.
  • google begins

    It begins as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford working on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). The SDLP's goal was “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library" and was funded through the National Science Foundation among other federal agencies
  • Google is available

    Google is available to all in 10 languages
  • myspace is created

    The social network Myspace was created
  • Facebook

    Mr Zuckerberg launched "The facebook", Within 24 hours, 1,200 Harvard students had signed up, and after one month, over half of the undergraduate population had a profile. Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University. It was only available for universities.
  • Youtube

    three former PayPal employees create a video-sharing website on which users could upload, share, and view videos named YouTube. It was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim
  • youtube was one of the fastest growing sites on the web

    YouTube was one of the fastest growing sites on the Web,[9] uploading more than 65,000 new videos and delivering 100 million video views per day
  • Facebook was extended

    Facebook was extended beyond educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address