History of the Internet

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First message sent over ARPANET

10/29/1969

13 Hosts online

1970

23 Hosts online

1971

100 hosts online

1977

1000 hosts online

1984

10,000 hosts online

1987

100,000 hosts online

1989

1 million hosts online

1992

10 million hosts online

1996

100 million

2001

Significant Contributions to the Internet

Project Gutenburg posts first document

1 December 1971

Sir Berners--Lee invents the World Wide Web

1989 - 1990

Linus Torvalds starts development on the Linux kernel

1991

Craigslist launches

1995

AOL starts using a monthly fee instead of hourly

1996

SourceForge launches

November 1999

YouTube launches

Feb 14, 2005

Hulu launches

March 12, 2008