History of the Internet

internet

birth of internet

1969

ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting four major U.S. universities. Designed for research, education, and government organizations, it provides a communications network linking the country in the event that a military attack destroys conventional communications systems.

name

1982

The word “Internet” is used for the first time.

virus

1988

A virus called the Internet Worm temporarily shuts down about 10% of the world's Internet servers.

google?

1998

Google opens its first office, in California.

youtube

2005

YouTube.com is launched.

wow

2006

There are more than 92 million websites online.

significant contributors

world wide web

1989 - 1990

why openness matters

1991

the internet explodes

1991 - 2000

american online

1999 - 2001

the new free culture

2002