History of the Internet

Main

ARPANET is born

October 29th 1968

The two letters "lo" were sent from one computer to another before it crashed shortly after.

9 computers in the network

1970

23 computers in the network

1971

60 computers in the network

1975

100 computer barrier broken

1977

10,000 computers total on the internet

1987

100,000 computers connected

1989

1,000,000 computers on the internet

1992

10 million users now on the internet

1996

1.7 million internet users today

2010

Significant Contributions to the internet

Project Gutenberg begins its collection of digital texts

1971

the World Wide Web is introduced

1989 - 1990

Created by Sir Tim-Berners Lee

LINUX code is under development

1991

Linus Torvald begins developing this code

Craigslist and other listings begin

1995

Craig Newmark began Craigs list as a list of email friends that featured local events in San Francisco. In 1996 it became a web-based site. In 1999 it became a private for-profit company. In 2000 it expanded to nine more us cities. Four more joined from 2001 to 2002 and 14 more in 2003.

600,000 plus websites on the internet

1996

Google Search is created

1996

Larry Page and Sergey Brin created google search in 1996 as PhD students at Stanford University. They came up with a better system to analyze searches than other basic search engines did.

30 Million subscribers to AOL

1999 - 2001

A low and unlimited use fee plus aggressive marketing made this possible.

25 million websites take the internet

2000

The Music Gnome project

2000

This catalogs many types of music. Sites such as Pandora were a part of this upbringing

Wikipedia is created

2001

Youtube is born

2005 - 2006

Purchased by Google a year after its first created. $1.65 Billion dollars was paid by Google for Youtube.

Grooveshark is formed by college students to offer music online

2006

Hulu

2007

NBC, Fox Network, ABC, and Disney join together to bring us Hulu. It makes tv shows available in one location

SourceForge is created

2007

supplies many software codes