History of the Internet

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The Internet Is Born

October 29, 1969

The # of computers on network grows from 4 to 13

1970

The # of Computers increases to 23

1971

More Than 100 computers join the network

1977

More than 1,000 computers use the network

1984

The 10,000 barrier is broken

1987

100,000 computers are now used

1989

Over one million computers are now connected

1992

Ten Million users are now connected

1996

100 Million computers are now connected to the internet

2001

Over 1.7 Billion people have access to the internet

2010

Significant Contributions to the Internet

The Gutenberg Project is established by Michael S. Hart

1 December 1971

The Gutenberg project was the first digital archive that held over 30,000 documents.

AOL starts it's over the web business

1985

AOl starts selling things over the internet. These things include

* Games
* Chat program
* Interactive Fiction
* Play by e-mail games
* The First Massively Multi-player Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG)

The World Wide Web is created

1989 - 1990

Created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the web is an application built on top of the internet.

Linus Torvald developes Linux as a non commercial replacement

1991

Number of websites goes from 1 to over 30 million

1991 - 2008

1991 - 1
1992 - 4
1993 - 623
1994 -10,022
1995 - 23,500
1996 - 603,367
1997 - 1,681,868
1998 - 3,689,227
1999 - 9,560,491
2000 - 25,675,581
2008 - 30 million

America Online (AOL) gives people a way to connect to the internet

1995

The Internet explodes

1995

AOL has over 30 million world wide users

2001

This means that 10% of all people using the internet were using it through AOL.

WIkipedia online encyclopedia is launched

January 15, 2001

Wikipedia offers millions of articles on many subjects all for free to anyone on the internet.

Grooveshark online radio is created

2007

Created by Sam Tarantino, Josh Greenberg, and Andres Barreto, grooveshark is an online radio that holds thousands of songs that can be listened to for free by users.

HULU online TV and movies is launched

March 12, 2008

Hulu has thousands of TV shows and Movies online to watch for free. It was founded by Jason Kilar, and Eric Feng.