History of the internet

History of the internet

Internet begins

1969

From 4 to 13

1970

The number of computers on the network went from only 4 to 13.

Up to 23

1971

The number of computers in the net work went from 13 to 23 in just one year

60 computers

1975

100 computers in the network

1977

the 100 barrior was broken

1000 computers in the network

1984

10,000

1987

The 10,000 barrier was broken. Computers were just starting to go into homes

0ver millions connected

1992

over 10 million

1996

Over 100 million connected

2001

over 1.7 billion users

2010

Significant Contributions to the Internet

AOL

1980

At first AOL sold vidoe games that cost $1 and you only got to play it untill you shut off the computer or untill you bought another one. You didnt get to stalk up on game like you can now.
In the 1990's AOL had the biggest impact on getting people to use the internet. At its all time high in 2001 over 30 million users were using AOL thats 10% of all the people accessing the web

WWW was invented

1989 - 1990

Why openness matters

1991

Openess with programs is sometimes good and sometimes not, it depends who's hands its in. Like wiki, anyone can change the information on it. So if a rude person got on it and started typing some lies on there than students who use it would get faulse information.

The internet explodes

1995

The internet exploded in the mid 1990's. The first thing that helped was the invention of the WWW. The second was companies like AOL, at first it was really expensive, but then the rates dropped, some were even free.

The growing rate of websites:
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

Google

1998

Google was made on September 4, 1998, by Sergey M. Brin Lawrence E. Page

Wikipedia

2001

Wiki was invented in 2001 by Jimmy Whales and Larry Sanger.

Youtube

2005

Youtube was made by 2 former PayPal employees in Feb '05. In Nov 2006 it was bought by Google for 1.65 billion dollers