An integral part of today's technology that has been slowly evolving and growing since the 1950s
The first message was sent at 10:30 pm on this night, the first message on a packet switching network named ARPANET.
1991 - 1
1992 - 4
1993 - 623
1994 - 10,022
1995 - 23,500
This was the height of AOL's popularity, roughly 10% of internet users used AOL at this time.
Beginning as a Harvard student's simple idea, it soon grew to a national and global phenomenon