History of the Internet

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ARPANET

October 29, 1969

First message sent by ARPANET at 10:30 PM

E-mail invented

1971

First email network was created

Public debut of ARPANET

1972

ARPANET demonstrated to the public between 40 machines

Networking becomes more available

1976

Queen Elizabeth sends and E-mail, UUCP developed at AT&T

Email grows

1977

Number of hosts reaches 100, researchers use it to communicate

Internet continues to grow

1984

Number of host reach 1000, domain name server introduced

Internet becoming massive

1990

Number of host reaches 30,000, ARPANET dies

WWW released

1991

World-Wide-Web released by CERN, most important development yet

WWW revolution begins

1993

600 WWW sites in existance

World we know today

2007

1.114 billion Internet users

Contributions to the Internet

Amazon

1994

Amazon.com created

Yahoo

April, 1994

Yahoo is created

MSN

August 26, 1995

MSN created

eBay

September 3, 1995

eBay created

Google Founded

September 7, 1998

Google is founded by Sergey Brin, and Larry Page

Myspace

1999

Myspace.com is launched

Wiki

2001

Wikipedia is created

Facebook

February, 2004

Mark Zukerburg launches Facebook, letting people think they have "friends"

Youtube

2005

Youtube.com is launched, bought by google

Twitter

March, 2006

Twitter created, allowing people to have no lives in under 140 characters