The Impact of ICT

  • First Computer Invented

    First Computer Invented
    Invented by Charles Babbage and called the 'Difference Engine'.
  • First sound film

    First sound film
    The Dickson Experimental Sound Film is a film made by William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson (1860-1935) in late 1894 or early 1895. It is the first known film with sound
  • First feature length colour film

    First feature length colour film
    Cupid Angling is the first feature length colour movie.
  • First TV invented

    First TV invented
    Was the first TV sold in mass
  • First Electronic Computer

    First Electronic Computer
    Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was the first electronic general-purpose computer.
  • First feature 3D film is released

    First feature 3D film is released
    Toted as the world's first feature-length 3D movie, Bwana Devil is released in the USA and heralds a short-lived boom in 3D movie production.
  • First Computer Mouse

    First Computer Mouse
    The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Englebart during the 60's.
  • Internet Invented

    Internet Invented
    The internet was invented in 1969 for the American Army and made public in 1973.
  • First Email Sent

    First Email Sent
    late 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message. They were just a few test messages.
  • First headphones created

    First headphones created
    Headphones originated from the earpiece, and were the only way to listen to electrical audio signals before amplifiers were developed.
  • First video console released

    First video console released
    The Magnavox Odyssey was the first video game console, released in 1972.
  • First use of digitized images

    First use of digitized images
    Westworld - First use of 2D computer digitized images as part of a feature film (infrared point of view of Gunslinger robot in Westworld).
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing
  • First Apple Product

    First Apple Product
    The Apple I, Apple's first product, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case.
  • First CGI film titles

    First CGI film titles
    Superman had the first CGI film titles
  • First CGI character

    First CGI character
    Looker - First CGI human character, Cindy. First use of shaded 3D CGI as we think of it today.
  • First Internet Game Invented

    First Internet Game Invented
    In 1952, A.S. Douglas wrote his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge on Human-Computer interraction. Douglas created the first graphical computer game - a version of Tic-Tac-Toe. The game was programmed on a EDSAC vaccuum-tube computer, which had a cathode ray tube display.
  • First Website

    First Website
    It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website.
  • Yahoo! founded

    Yahoo! founded
    Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is widely known for its web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo!
  • First Commerical Webcam

    First Commerical Webcam
    First developed in 1991, a webcam was pointed at the Trojan Room coffee pot in the Cambridge University Computer Science Department. The camera was finally switched off on August 22, 2001. The final image captured by the camera can still be viewed at its homepage. The oldest webcam still operating is FogCam at San Francisco State University, which has been running continuously since 1994.
  • is registered as a domain is registered as a domain
    Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, cloud computing, software and Internet advertising technologies. Most of its profits derive from AdWords.
  • First blackberry device

    First blackberry device
    The first blackberyy device, the 850, was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany.
  • Sims launched

    Sims launched
    The first, original, Sims was launched on this date. The latest Sims (3) was released in 2012.
  • Wikipedia started

    Wikipedia started
    The earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993, but the concept of an open source web-based online encyclopedia was proposed by Richard Stallman around 1999. Wikipedia was formally launched on 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
  • First iPod released

    First iPod released
    The first line of iPods was released on this date. Many updates and new technology of iPods have been released since.
  • MySpace launched

    MySpace launched
    Myspace is a social networking service with a strong music emphasis owned by Specific Media LLC and pop music singer and actor Justin Timberlake. Myspace was launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California
  • Skype launched

    Skype launched
    Skype was first released in 2003 written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa. It developed into a platform with over 600 million users and was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion.
  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook Launched
    Facebook was made by Mark Zuckerburg for one university before it expanded, in 2006, and was made public.
  • Youtube Launched

    Youtube Launched
    YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.] The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
  • First Video Uploaded

    First Video Uploaded
    The first to be uploaded to YouTube was a video of someone visiting a zoo.
  • Qzone

    Qzone is a social networking website, which was created by Tencent in 2005. It permits users to write blogs, keep diaries, send photos, and listen to music. Users can set their Qzone background and select accessories based on their preferences so that every Qzone is customized to the individual member's taste. However, most Qzone services are not free; only after buying the "Canary Diamond" can users access every service without paying extra.
  • Twitter Launched

    Twitter Launched
    Twitter was launched in 2006 and celebtrated its' sixth anniversary in 2012, hitting one hundred million users per month a while earlier.
  • 4od went live

    4od went live
    4od - channel4's iPlayer - went live in November.
  • Tumblr launched

    Tumblr launched
    Tumblr, stylized in their logo as tumblr., is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.
  • First iPhone released

    First iPhone released
    The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It runs Apple's iOS mobile operating system, known as the "iPhone OS" until mid-2010, shortly after the release of the iPad. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone, the sixth-generation iPhone 5, on September 21, 2012. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and cellular connectivy.
  • BBC iPlayer went live

    BBC iPlayer went live
    BBC iPlayer left Beta mode on this date but then went many developments after wards, even changing its' slogan.
  • Spotify launched

    Spotify launched
    Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing DRM-protected content from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
  • Bing launched

    Bing launched
    Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego for release on June 1. Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions while queries are entered and a list of related searches (called "Explore pane") based on semantic technology from Powerset which Microsoft purchased in 2008.
  • Pininterest launched

    Pininterest launched
    Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own pinboards, or 'like' photos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann (of West Des Moines, Iowa), Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp, the site is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors.
  • First iPad released

    First iPad released
    The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., which runs Apple's iOS operating system. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the fourth-generation iPad and iPad Mini, were released on November 2, 2012. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPad has built-in Wi-Fi and, on some models, cellular connectivity.
  • First Windows Phone released

    First Windows Phone released
    Windows Phone is a series of proprietary mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to its Windows Mobile platform, Although incompatible with it. Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market. It was first launched in October 2010, with a release in Asia following in early 2011.
  • Instagram launched

    Instagram launched
    Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as media sites including Facebook or Twitter. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras.
  • Twitter hit 100 million monthly active users

    Twitter hit 100 million monthly active users
    Twitter hit 100 million monthly users in 2011, five years after it first went online.
  • Fifa 13 released

    Fifa 13 released
    Fifa 13 (the video gaming football game) was released in 2012, following its' previous installments.
  • Facebook hit 1 billion monthly users

    Facebook hit 1 billion monthly users
    Facebook hit 1 billion monthly users, eight years after it went live.
  • iPad introduced

    iPad introduced
    iPad was introduced on this day. Since then a few new models have come out, including the iPad2
  • Blackberry devices

    Blackberry devices
    Definitely 2 new Blackberry10 (maybe three) devices will have been released by the end of 2013.
  • iPad 5

    iPad 5
    The iPad 5 will have been released, probably having started production in late 2013.
  • Blackberry and Apple

    Blackberry and Apple
    Blackberry and Apple will have worked together on at least one product.
  • iPad development

    iPad development
    At least nine iPads will now be on the market with more in development.