a globally intertwined set of computers that everyone could use to efficiently access information from anywhere.
Packet switching divides data down into blocks, or packets, before continuing to deliver it to its destination in order to let each packet travel on their own route to their destination.
Lawrence G. Roberts publish the plan forthe government’s computer network.
a way for all of the computers on all of the world’s mini-networks to communicate with one another.
This was a an Internet that was not just a way to send files of data back and forth, but rather was a “web” of information that anyone on the Internet could retrieve, which is the internet we have today.
a sophisticated browser, which was user friendly for the public’s use to look up pictures and easy to use by scrolling and clicking links.
Hotmail, YAHOO!, Excite, and AOL were the main services to spawn from this major growth of the internet.
Built into laptops and palm pilots
took place in the United States during a Democratic party primary in Arizona.
A lot of these are dotcom consumer companies. The dotcom bubble, which had been building up for the better part of three years, slowly began to pop. Stocks sank and Companies folded. Fortunes were lost, and the American economy started to slip into what would end up being a full-on recession.
Editable online encyclopedia.
spam overtook email causing congress to pass the anti-spam legislation, though it barely helped the situation
the world was introduced to social media on a large scale.
soon became one of the most used websites on the internet.
The number of websites also rose to over 45 million.
Totaling 92 million
totaling more than 450 million.