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The History Of The Internet

By Chiedza
  • ARPAnet's Creation

    ARPAnet's Creation
    The US Department of defense started using ARPA to stay ahead of their enemies. Joseph Licklider convinced ARPA to fund research into computer networks, to connect scientists around the country. This project became the internet, it was called ARPAnet.
  • Packet Switching

    Packet Switching
    ARPAnet became one of the first networks to use Packet switching. Packet switching, a mode of data transmission in which messages are broken up, and sent out independently, replaced Circuit switching in the early seventies. When other Networks like ARPAnet became more popular.
  • Internet Access sales

    Internet Access sales
    Companies and organizations began selling internet access to the public.
  • The Email

    The Email
    In 1971, the email was created, further overwhelming ARPAnet, and the Stanford record keepers
  • The Introduction of TCP/IP

    The Introduction of TCP/IP
    TCP/IP was developed in the 1970s but became more popular in the 1980s when it became the protocol standard for ARPAnet. TCP/IP became the standard method for formatting packets, which means all computers were speaking the same language. TCP/IP made connecting computers easier, so when everyone started using it, the internet was formed.
  • The end of ARPAnet

    The end of ARPAnet
    In 1980, the department of defense decided that ARPAnet had reached its, and was now looking for another network to become the backbone of the newly formed internet.
  • The invention of DNS

    The invention of DNS
    In 1983, Paul Mockapetris invented the Domain Name System. DNS was created to assist the rapid growth of the internet, and make internet Navigation easier.
  • The beginning of NSFnet

    The beginning of NSFnet
    NSFnet, created in 1986, was the best candidate for ARPAnet to sell too. NSFnet officially took over as the backbone of the internet in 1990. Soon after, they began connecting with private email servers, further expanding the internet and the consumer base.
  • The End Of NSFnet

    The End Of NSFnet
    NSFnet officially shut down and handed all responsibility for the internet over the ISP in 1995.
  • GeoCities

    GeoCities
    Napster was founded in 1999, and soon became one of the largest and fastest-growing websites on the newly developed internet. It started off as file sharing soft wear, allowing users to share audio files and audio songs in MP3 form. In 2002, Napster was facing charges of copyright infringement and eventually went bankrupt.
  • Napster

    Napster
    Napster was founded in 1999, and soon became one of the largest and fastest-growing websites on the newly developed internet. It started off as file sharing soft wear, allowing users to share audio files and audio songs in MP3 form. In 2002, Napster was facing charges of copyright infringement and eventually went bankrupt.
  • Broadband

    Broadband
    In 2005, internet users began to switch from dial-up to broadband. Broadband could be up to 1000 times faster than dial-up, depending on the service.