History of the Internet

Main

Launch of ARPANET with 4 users

October 29, 1969

4 Computers online at Stanford, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and University of Utah. First message at 10:30pm from Stanford to UCLA read "lo".

ARPANET users 13

1970

23 ARPANET users

1971

60 Computer on ARPANET

1975

100 ARPANET users

1977

1000 computers on ARPANET

1984

10,000 ARPANET users

1987

Over 100,000 on ARPANET

1989

OVER 1,000,000 Computers online

1992

Over 10 million connected

1996

Over 100 Million Internet users

2001

Over 1.7 Billion users

2010

Significant Contributions to the Internet

Sir Tim Berners-Lee creates World Wide Web 1989-1990

1989 - 1990

AOL helps make internet easy to use and is top provider

1990 - 2001

Linux open source software Created by Linus Torvald

1991

1 website on Internet

1991

623 websites on Internet

1993

23,500 Websites on Internet

1995

1,681,868 Websites on the Internet

1997

25,675,581 Websites on the Internet

2000

"Wikipedia" launched by Jimmy Wales & Larry Sanger

2001

Free online encylopedia available to be edited and altered and updated by everyone.

"You Tube" created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, & Jawed Karim

2005

Over 230 Million Websites on the Internet

2010