The history of the internet

By Iacyka
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  • ARPA

    Dwight Eisenhower created the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  • "Space War"

    Invention of the first computer game.
  • ARPANET established

    By December 5, 1969, the entire four-node network was established at Stamford University.
  • creation of the standard email format

    Ray Tomlinson created an e-mail address format, using the @ sign to separate the users' names from the name of the host.
  • Fisrt email was sent

  • First global net connection

    Between University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway).
  • Invention of TCP

    The easy way of transporting data through networks invented.
  • "flag-day"- (TCP/IP)

    TCP/IP becomes the only acceptable protocol on the ARPANET.
  • DNS

    The Domain Name System has founded,
  • 1000'th host

    The number of hosts breaks 1000.

    The National Science Foundation developed a system to connect the growing number of hosts to each other.
  • creation of world-wide-web (WWW)

    The internet becomes a publicity-service.
  • Intel Pentium processor

    Intel developed a new processor to speed up the WWW internet system.
  • incorporating of Yahoo!

  • First mobile phone with internet connectivity

    Nokia 9000 Communicator
  • Napster

    The first peer-to-peer filesharing system appears.
  • Web 2.0

    Darcy DiNucci writes an article about the internet, by using the term web 2.0 for modern websites.
  • appearance of Facebook

    Mark Zuckenberg creates a social network site with room-mates for Harward University students.
  • Creation of Youtube

  • 600 million registered Facebook user