History of the Internet

Main

Internet Grows has 4 Users at this time

1969

4 users

Internet is Born

29 October 1969

13 Users

1970

23 Users

1971

100 Users

1977

1000 Users

1984

10,000 Users

1987

100,000 Users

1989

1 Million Users

1992

10 Million Users

1996

100 Million Users

2001

1.7 Billion Users

2010

Significant Contributions to the Internet

Gutenberg Project - Encourages and distributes ebooks

1971

America Online - Easy to use portal to the Internet

1980

World Wide Web - application built on Internet that connects documents

1989 - 1990

Internet Explodes from 1 website

1990

Openness - Software code is free to anybody, helps work out bugs

1991

4 Websites

1992

623 Websites

1993

10,022 Websites

1994

23,500 Websites

1995

603,367 Websites

1996

1,681,868 Websites

1997

3,689,227 Websites

1998

9,560,491 Websites

1999

25,675,581 Websites

2000

Wikipedia - Free, multilingual, web based, encyclopedia

2001

Grooveshark - Online music search engine, music streaming service

2007

Panadora - Music recommendation service

2008

230 Million Websites

2010