Rick McGuire's History of the Internet Timeline

Timeline created by rmcguire1021
  • ARPA is created

    ARPA is created
    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 is established.

    An Arpanet network is 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

    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

    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 modem was invented by Dennis Hayes and Dale Heatherington, and was introduced and initially sold to computer hobbyists.
  • Spam is Born

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

    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 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.
  • Yahoo! is Founded

    Yahoo's History Yahoo! was created as a web directory by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
  • Amazon.com is Founded

    Amazon.com is Founded
    Amazon's HistoryAmazon is founded by Jeff Bezos, originaly namedas Cadabra.
  • Ebay is founded

    Ebay is founded
    Ebay's HistoryEbay is founded in San Jose, California by computer programmer, Pierre Omidyar
  • Google.com is created.

    Google.com is created.
    Google's HistoryGoogle makes its first website, name based on the mathematical term "googol".
  • Paypal is Developed

    Paypal is Developed
    PayPal's History Paypal is developed so that money could be transfered over the internet.
  • Wikipedia is finished and put online

    Wikipedia is finished and put online
    Wikipedia's History Wikipedia is put online by Jimmy Wales, made gto compliment an already online encyclopedia, Nupedia.
  • Facebook was Created

    Facebook was Created
    Facebook's History Mark Zuckerberg founds facebook, which he made in his Harvard dorm room.
  • Youtube is founded

    Youtube is founded
    Youtube historyYoutube HistoryYoutube is first founded, functioning above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
  • Twitter is Founded

    Twitter is Founded
    Twitter's HistoryJack Dorsey creates twitter, which rapidly gained worldwide popularity
  • Microsoft Makes Bing

    Microsoft Makes Bing
    Bing's History Bing, the search engine, is created my microsft. It was originally called Windows Live Search.