History of the Internet

Main

Internet is Born

October 29, 1969

13 Computers have the Internet.

1970

100 Computer had the Internet.

1977

More then 1,000 Computers had the Internet.

1984

10,000 Computer had the Internet.

1987

100,000 Computers had the Internet.

1989

1 Million Computers had the Internet.

1992

10 Million Computers had the Internet.

1996

100 Million Computers had the Internet.

2001

Today, over 1.7 billion users have access to the internet.

2010

Significant Contributions to the Internet

AOL

1980 - 1989

AOL started out selling video games to people over the internet in the early 1980s. Customers paid $1 to download a game, and they could play it as many times as they wanted until they turned off the console, or downloaded another game. The idea was ahead of its time, but it never took off.

The World Wide Web.

1989 - 1990

The World Wide Web was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee during.The web is an application built on top of the internet. When most people say they are using the internet, they mean they are using the World Wide Web.

There was only 1 web site in 1991

1991

Proprietary Code - Linux

1991

Linux which started developing as a non commercial replacement by young college student Linus Torvald in 1991.

In 1997 there was 1,681,868 web sites.

1997

In 2000 there was 25,675,581 web sites.

2000

Wikipedia

2001

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.

Grooveshark

2007

Grooveshark is an internationally-available online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application, allowing users to search for, stream, and upload music free of charge that can be played immediately or added to a playlist

Today there are over 230 million web sites

2010