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The History of Social Media

  • Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET)

    Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET)
    An early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP. ( Ivan Sutherland and Bob Taylor)
  • CompuServe

    Ffirst major commercial online service in the United Statesirst major commercial online service in the United States
  • (I.M.P.’s)

    “packet switches”—the crucial hardware for sending and receiving bursts of data
  • Paul Baran, Leonard Kleinrock, Bob Kahn

    Paul Baran, Leonard Kleinrock, Bob Kahn
    BBN team-able to connect 2 hosts at the same time, unheard of!
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

    Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    The basic communication language or protocol of the Internet
  • Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe and David Boggs

    Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe and David Boggs
    According to The Economist, "the two would co-invent Ethernet, with Mr Metcalfe generating the ideas and Mr Boggs figuring out how to build the system."[2]
  • Bulletin Board System

    Bulletin Board System
    Computer server running custom software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.
  • Vint Cerf

    Vint Cerf
    American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet". He was a part of the development of the first commercial email system.
  • Apple Computer, Inc is Created

    Apple Computer, Inc is Created
    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Woz), two engineers and hobbyists created the Apple II computer n Cupertino, CA. This was one of the first personal computers of its time and was priced at approximately $1,200.
  • E-marking (spam) Gary Thuerk

    E-marking (spam) Gary Thuerk
    The first spam into the Arpanet in 1978—it was an open invitation to two product demonstrations in California.
  • IBM made their Apple Inc Rival

    IBM made their Apple Inc Rival
    Not soon after the Apple II was released, IBM began creating their own personal computer named IBM PC. The event picture is of Steve Jobs flipping off the IBM headquarters.
  • Marc S. Seriff, Jim Kimsey, Steve Case- AOL co-founders

    Marc S. Seriff, Jim Kimsey, Steve Case- AOL co-founders
    Co-founders of America Online (AOL)- American multinational mass media corporation that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.
  • Barry Diller lauches Fox Broadcasting company

  • Morris Attack

    Morris Attack
    When the Internet took off as a global sensation, the interconnectivity became a serious strength but showed many weaknesses.
  • Yahoo!

    Classmates Jerry Yang and David Filo at Stanford launch a Web portal and a search engine. Although not as popular as Google, it remains one of the most visited sites on the Internet to this day.
  • Craigslist

    In San Franciso, Craig Newmark ( a former software engineer) built an online community to feature free classified ads. He says his website has "a flea market style" and served a huge part during Hurricane Katrina for survivors.
  • Amazon

    A former analyst, Jeffrey P. Bezos created an online bookstore that was based in Seattle. Amazon is currently the world's largest online retailer.
  • Dot Com boom of the 90's

  • Ebay

    Created by the French-Iranian computer programmer, Pierre Omidyar as an Internet auction site. Ebay now was 276 million registered users in 39 countries.
  • Netscape Navigator

    Netscape was the dominant force on the Internet. Bill Gates of Microsoft gave a speech to his employees on their aggressive approach to redefining the internet. Gates identified Netscape as their primary target and December 7, 1995 became known as "Pearl Harbor Day" in the CS industry.
  • Sun Microsystems

    Sun Microsystems
    Vinod Khosla gathered 9 out of the 10 major newspaper CEO's in America and proposed the "New Century Network." Although he couldn't convince the CEO's that search enginges such as Google and Yahoo would become successfull, he created Sun Microsystems with Standford friends, Scott McNealy , Bill Joy, and Andy Bechtolsheim.
  • Six Degrees

    Six Degrees
    One of the first to allow people to make profiles
  • The Smoking Gun

    The Smoking Gun
    William Bastone, his wife Barbara Glauber, and Daniel Green created a site that posts primary documents like legal filings, arrest records, and mug shots for the purpose of starting at the bottom of a food chain for news and gossip that gives way for news stories. An example was President Bill Clinton and intern Monica Lewinsky.

  • Steve Jobs returns to Apple

    Steve Jobs returns to Apple
    Steve Jobs returns to Apple with the initiative of creating the iMac. Four years later the company added on iTunes and the iPod.
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  • Google

    Sergey Brin and Larry Page created a prototype of a search engine that they believed would be unbeatable by competitors, They named the search engine "Google" which meant, "10th to the 100th power."
  • Browser Wars

    Browser Wars
    U.S. District Court judge Thomas Penfield Jackson determined that Microsoft had an illegal monopoly on Windows and used the monopoly to destroy competitors. The judge ruled that Microsoft had to be split into two companies, which came to the settlement that permitted the bundling of Internet Explorer. The only condition was that users could chose other browsers as well.
  • Netscape Sues Microsoft

    Netscape Sues Microsoft
  • Friendster Became wideused

    Friendster Became wideused
  • Myspace

    Had a young demographic that played music, video and allowed young english-speaking countries to connect.
  • Linkedin Lauched

    Linkedin Lauched
  • Myspace Founded

    Myspace Founded
  • Facebook is Created

    Facebook is Created
    Harvard students, Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes created Facebook, a college-friendly social networking site. Facebook was a rival to both Myspace and Friendster.
  • "Lazy Sunday" Aired

    "Lazy Sunday" Aired
    Video Saturday Night Live created the first ever YouTube sensation, "Lazy Sunday." It received 5 million times before NBC asked YouTube to remove it.
  • Twitter

  • iPhone Created

    iPhone Created
  • Google+

    Google+ is created to be different from Facebook and Twitter in the form of being layers as a social experience.
  • Youtube Debates

    Youtube Debates
    CNN partners with YouTube to create "YouTube Debates," allowing users to upload their questions for presidential candidates. Luckily for us, POTUS Barack Obama has been named the most Internet-savvy president. Chuck Todd is now the political director of the debates.
  • Instagram!

  • Virtually Reality Headsets: Oculus VR

  • Google Glass

    Google Glass
    The Google Glass was sold at $1500.
  • Google+ Rising