Nicole Gault's History of the Internet Timeline

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  • Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)

    Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)
    Found a way that computers can talk to each other in case of
    nuclear attack.
  • Computers at Stanford and UCLA connected for the first time-

    Computers at Stanford and UCLA connected for the first time-
    The first hosts on what would one day
    become the Internet.
  • An Arpanet network was established-

    An Arpanet network was established-
    Network between Harvard, MIT, and BBN (the company that created the
    "interface message processor" computers used to connect to the network) in 1970 was created.
  • Email was first developed-

    Email was first developed-
    Developed by Ray Tomlinson, who also made the decision to use the "@" symbol to separate
    the user name from the computer name (which later on became the domain name)
  • The beginning of TCP/IP-

    The beginning of TCP/IP-
    A proposal was published to link Arpa-like networks together into a so-called "inter-network",
    which would have no central control and would work around a transmission control protocol (which eventually became TCP/IP).
  • The first Personal Computer Modem is Invented-

    The first Personal Computer Modem is Invented-
    The modem was invented by Dennis Hayes and Dale Heatherington,
    and was introduced and initially sold to computer hobbyists.
  • Spam is born

    Spam is born
    The first unsolicited commercial email message(later known as spam), was sent out to 600 California
    Arpanet users by Gary Thuerk.
  • ESPN was created

    ESPN was created
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    Today, ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, reaches more than 100 million US households and is delivered in many languages to countless countries around the world
  • MUD – The earliest form of multiplayer games was debuted-

    MUD – The earliest form of multiplayer games was debuted-
    The precursor to World of Warcraft and Second Life was
    developed in 1979, and was called MUD (short for MultiUser Dungeon). MUDs were entirely text-based virtual worlds, combining
    elements of role-playing games, interactive, fiction, and online chat.
  • The first emoticon :-)

    The first emoticon :-)
    The first emoticon was used While many people credit Kevin MacKenzie with the invention of
    the emoticon in 1979, it was Scott Fahlman in 1982 who proposed using :-) after a joke, rather than the original -) proposed by
    MacKenzie.
  • The domain name system was created

    The domain name system was created
    The first Domain Name Servers (DNS) was created. The domain name system
    was important in that it made addresses on the Internet more human-friendly compared to its numerical IP address counterparts.
    DNS servers allowed Internet users to type in an easy-to-remember domain name and then converted it to the IP address
    automatically.
  • World Wide Web protocols finished

    World Wide Web protocols finished
    The code for the World Wide Web was written by Tim Berners-Lee, based on his
    proposal from the year before, along with the standards for HTML, HTTP, and URLs.
  • First web page created 1991

    First web page created 1991
    brought some major innovations to the world of the Internet. The first web page was created
    and, much like the first email explained what email was, its purpose was to explain what the World Wide Web was.
  • First webcam was invented

    First webcam was invented
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    The first webcam was deployed at Cambridge University computer lab – its sole purpose to monitor a particular coffee maker and hence avoid wasted trips to an empty pot
  • America Online (AOL) was created

    America Online (AOL) was created
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    The disk mailings connected thousands of households to the Internet, and two years later we reached our one million member mark. In 2010 they celebrated their 25th anniversary.
  • Yahoo was created

    Yahoo was created
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    Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo created a website named "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web." Renamed it to Yahoo.
  • First music file sharing service was invented

    First music file sharing service was invented
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    It was called Napster, would go live, and change the way the Internet was used forever.
  • Google was created

    Google was created
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    Google was created by Larry Page and Sergy Brin and they were both computer science grads from Stanford.
  • Myspace was created

    Myspace was created
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    Created by a small group of programmers who already had an Internet company, MySpace has grown by leaps and bounds. MySpace soon became one of the largest online companies.
  • Facebook was created

    Facebook was created
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    Facebook is the second largest social network on the web, it has been able to obtain 8 million users in the U.S. alone and it was created by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Youtube was created

    Youtube was created
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    YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park and they sold their invention for 1.65 billion dollars to the search engine Google.
  • The first Youtube video was uploaded

    The first Youtube video was uploaded
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    By Jawed Karim (one of the founders of the site) and was 18 seconds long, entitled “Me at the zoo”.
  • Twitter was created

    Twitter was created
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    Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets & was created by Jack Dorsey.