History of the Internet

Events

J.C.R. Licklider, came up with “Galactic Network”

1962

a globally intertwined set of computers that everyone could use to efficiently access information from anywhere.

Leonard Kleinrock, discovered “packet switching.”

1965

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.

ARPANET

1967

Lawrence G. Roberts publish the plan forthe government’s computer network.

Steady Network Growth

Approx. 1970 - Approx. 1979

Vinton Cerf's “Transmission Control Protocol”

Approx. 1980 - Approx. 1990

a way for all of the computers on all of the world’s mini-networks to communicate with one another.

Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web

1991

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.

University of Illinois' Mosaic (Netscape)

1992

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.

FNC unanimously passed a resolution defining the term Internet.

1995

Microsoft 98

1998

Includes browser

Google

1998

Hotmail, YAHOO!, Excite, and AOL were the main services to spawn from this major growth of the internet.

Wifi Standardized

1999

Built into laptops and palm pilots

First official instance of internet voting

2000

took place in the United States during a Democratic party primary in Arizona.

over 7 million websites have registered domains

2000

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.

Wikipedia is created

2001

Editable online encyclopedia.

Blackberry introduces internet capable phone

2001

Spam epidemic

2003

spam overtook email causing congress to pass the anti-spam legislation, though it barely helped the situation

Facebook Launched

2004

the world was introduced to social media on a large scale.

Firefox unveils Mozilla Browser

2004

Youtube launched

2005

soon became one of the most used websites on the internet.

Five Times as many users as 2000

2005

The number of websites also rose to over 45 million.

Number of websites had gained another 47 million

2006

Totaling 92 million

hulu launched

2008

Google releases Chrome Browser

2008

China dominates in number of internet users

2010

totaling more than 450 million.

Netflix Streaming

2011