History of the Internet

History of the Internet

The Internet is Born

October 23, 1969

A message 'lo' was sent via ARPANET.

Growth in 1970

1970 - 1971

The number of computers grew from 4 to 13 in 1970.

Growth in 1971

1971 - 1972

In 1971 the number of computers grew from 13 to 23.

Growth in 1975

1972 - 1975

The number of computers grew to 60.

Computers at 1987

1975 - 1987

Computers hit the 10,000 mark.

More growth in 1989

1987 - 1989

Computers go from 10,000 to 100,000

More than a Million

1989 - 1992

The number of computers connected is now over a million.

10 Million +

1992 - 1996

In four years time the amount of users connected will hit over 10 million.

Even More Growth

1996 - 2001

100 million computers will be connected to the internet.

Today!

2001 - 2014

Today over 1.7 billion users have access to the internet.

Significant Contributions to the Internet

The World Wide Web

1989 - 1990

Created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Websites in 1991

1991

There was one Website.

Websites in 1992

1992

There was 2 websites in 1992

Websites in 1993

1993

There was 623 websites in 1993.

Websites in 1994

1994

There was 10,022 websites in 1994.

Websites in 1996

1996

1996 - 603,367

Websites in 1999

1999

1999 - 9,560,491

Websites in 2000

2000

2000 - 25,675,581

AOL

2001

At its height as a browser it had about 10% of the market.

Websites today

2014

There is over 230 million websites today.