World Wide Web - Timeline

Events

Tim Berners-Lee first patents the WWW

Approx. 1989

Although the WWW was invented in 1989, the code for the server wasn't released until late 1990

Mosaic, one of the first browsers, is released

1993

Mosaic was the foundation for one of the first browsers, named Netscape which was founded in 1994

China is the first country with internet

1994

Although they were the first country with Internet, filters applied, blocking users from certain websites and servers.

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer

1995

Internet Explorer being released started a "browser war", and eventually killed off a common browser, Netscape.

Google is launched

1998

Google was launched in 1998, but had reached the no. 1 browser by late 2000

The importance of network security is heightened

2000

Network security became more important after the release of a virus named ILOVEYOU, which infected millions of computers worldwide

No. of people on the Internet tops 1 billion

2005

By the end of 2015, there were 3.2 billion people who used the internet, a number that has most likely increased by 2017

Online commerce tops $1 trillion

2012

Money received from users using the internet tops to over $1 trillion