History of the Internet

Events

Internet is Born

October 29, 1969

A message was sent from the computer at UCLA to the one at Stanford. The message was supposed to say "login". It came through as "lo". then the system crashed.

Slow growth

1970

The new network system had grown from 4 to 13. Progress was very slow.

Numbers Increase.. Not by Much

1971

Numbers of users who have access to the internet raises to 23.

Internet breaks through 100 computers!

1977

This was the year that 100 computers with this new network.

1,000 Computers

1984

Finally, computers break the 1,000 barrier.

10,000 Barrier Broken

1987

By this time, computers were starting to make their way into peoples' homes.

MILLION MARK

1992

Over one millions computers connected.

10 Million Users

1996

Over 10 millions users now connected.

100 Million

2001

Over 100 Millions computers!!

The Internet Exploded...

2016

Today, over 1.7 billion users have access to the internet.

Significant Contributions to the Internet

America Online

1980

Easy to use, had a browser, connected to the Internet.

World Wide Web

1989 - 1990

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

First Website

1991

Growing web pages

1993

Numbers grew to 623 web pages.

One Million Web pages

1997

1,681,868 web pages

25 MILLLION

2000

25,675,581 web pages

Today

2016

Over 230 million web sites.