History of the Internet

Main

Batch Processing Computers

1957

Computers could only work on one task at any given time

DARPA

02/1958

D.A.R.P.A
Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is formed

Internet is Born

09/02/1969 - 09/03/1969

The Internet is Born

Email and computer use

1971

People communicate over a network
15 nodes (23 hosts) on ARPANET.
E-mail invented

E-mail takes off, Internet becomes popular

1977

number of hosting consoles breaks 100
Email is improved

Internet Expands

1983

First Name Server Developed

internet has broken 1 million users

1997

1,681,868 users

Google Launched

September 15, 1997

The search engine google is launched for the first time

over a quarter billion users

2000

25,675,581 users

Present day users

4/7/2013

230,000,000 users (and growing)

Key Contributors to the Internet

AOL

1980 - 1984

AOL sells video games over the internet to people. They could play as much as they wanted until they turned off their device

World Wide Web Invented

1989 - 1990

Tim Berners-Lee invents WWW

Linux Invented

1991

Linus Torvald Invents the Linux system, which was to replace windows

Wikipedia Launched

01/15/2001

the huge database Wikipedia is launched, and has accumulated a mass of information on just about anything

YouTube Launched

02/14/2005

The video viewing website YouTube is released, and has grown into one of the most visited sites on the Internet