Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology.
Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) unveils the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. BBN wins ARPANET contract.
The first message is "LO," which was an attempt by student Charles Kline to "LOGIN" to the SRI computer from the university.
The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) is born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET, known as Telenet.
CERN introduces the World Wide Web to the public.
Netflix is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph as a company that sends users DVDs by mail.
The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.
YouTube.com launches. The social news site Reddit is also founded.