History of the Internet

Main

Internet (ARPANET) is born

1969

Number of computers on ARPANET grow from 4 to 13

1970

ARPANET connects 100 computers

1977

1000 computers connect to internet (ARPANET)

1984

10,000 computers are connected with the internet

1987

100,000 computers join the internet

1989

Over a million computers connect with the internet

1992

Computers on the internet jump to 10 million

1996

The internet connects an astounding 100 million computers

2001

Current number of internet users worldwide are over 2.4 billion

2012

Significant Contributions to the Internet

Project Gutenberg begins on the internet

1971

World Wide Web created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

1989 - 1990

Linus Torvald starts developing Linux as a non commercial replacement

1991

AOL amasses 30 million subscribers

2001

Wikipedia (an online encyclopedia) is created

2001

Hulu, the online television and movie site, is created

2007

There are almost 30 million new websites added to the internet

2008