History of the Internet

Main

The Internet is born

October 29, 1969

Number of computers grew from 4-13

1970

Numbers increase to just 23

1971

The hundred computer barrier was broken

1977

Finally more than a thousand computers on the network

1984

10,000 computers barriers broken

1987

Finally computers started to make it into homes!

Over a million computers connected

1992

Over ten million connected

1996

Over 100 millions computers connected

2001

1.7 billion uses have access to the internet

2014

Significant Contributions to the Internet

The World Wide Web was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

1989 - 1990

The web is an application built on top of the internet.

Operating system known as Linux was created

1991

which started developing as a non commercial replacement by young college student Linus Torvald

Google is invented

1997

1999 there were 9,560,491 websites made

1999

Wikipedia is invented by

2001

by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, but its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this. The earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993

10% of internet users used AOL

2001

Had over 30 million global users

YouTube is invented

2005