The internet

By AfroJam
  • Email

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    According to Mr Ayyadurai, Mr Tomlinson's creation in 1971 was a primitive form of text messaging, while he had invented what we know as email in 1978 when he was a 14-year-old boy helping out the Newark dental school where his mother worked
  • The World Wide Web

    Source of infon 1989, Berners-Lee and Cailliau had separately presented ideas for a hypertext system for their employer, the CERN nuclear physics research facility in Switzerland.
  • Amazon

    The company was founded in 1994, spurred by what Bezos called his "regret minimization framework", which described his efforts to fend off any regrets for not participating sooner in the Internet business boom during that time. In 1994, Bezos left his employment as vice-president of D. E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street firm, and moved to Seattle. He began to work on a business plan for what would eventually become Amazon.com.
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo! was started at Stanford University. It was founded in January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were Electrical Engineering graduate students when they created a website named "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web". The Guide was a directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In April 1994, Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web was renamed "Yahoo!". The yahoo.com domain was created on January 18, 1995
  • Google

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    When two students, Larry Page (23, and Sergey Brin (24), were persuieng their Ph.D at Stanford University, when they go the idea to create a new search engine. Actually they didn't like each other initially. They thought they had nothing in common, but eventually they learned life lessons together.
  • Skype

    Skype was founded in 2003 by Janus Friis, from Denmark, and Niklas Zennström, from Sweden. The Skype software was created by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn. The first public beta version was released on 29 August 2003.
  • Facebook

    [Source of info](www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3)Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University. A keen computer programmer, Mr Zuckerberg had already developed a number of social-networking websites for fellow students, including Coursematch, which allowed users to view people taking their degree, and Facemash, where you could rate people's attractiveness.
  • YouTube

    YouTube began when three former PayPal employees started to create a video-sharing website on which users could upload, share, and view videos.The Internet domain name "youtube.com" was activated on February 14, 2005.
  • Twitter

    Created by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Srone and Noah Glass. A student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communitcate with a small group.
  • Instagram

    nstagram began development in San Francisco, United States, when Systrom and Brazilian Krieger chose to focus their multi-featured HTML5 check-in project, Burbn, on mobile photography.The name "Instagram" is a portmanteau of "instant camera" and "telegram."