History of the Internet

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The Internet is Born

October 29 1969

ARPANET had four computers on it, one placed at UCLA, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah. On October 29 1969 a message was sent from UCLA to Stanford. This was the beginning of the internet.

Computers on the network grew from 4 to 13

1970

Computers on network grew from 13 to 23

1971

A Hundred computers are on the network

1977

A thousand computers on the network

1984

10,000 computers on the network

1987

Computers are starting to make it into peoples houses.

Over a million computers are connected

1992

Over 10 million users are now connected

1996

Over 100 million computers are now connected to the internet

2001

Over 1.7 billion people have access to the interent

2012

Significant Contributions to the Internet

Project Gutenberg was founded

1971

The Project Gutenberg is an effort to digitize books. It is the oldest digital library. You can read over 30,000 books for free on this site.
http://www.gutenberg.org/

World Wide Web is created

1989 - 1990

It was created by Tim Berners-Lee.

First Website Created

1991

4 websites

1992

623 Websites

1993

10,022 Websites

1994

23,500 Websites

1995

603,367 Websites

1996

1,682,868 Websites

1997

3,689,227 Websites

1998

9,560,491 Websites

1999

25,675,581 Websites

2000

Pandora Radio Founded

2000

Pandora is an online service, which is operated by Pandora Media Inc, it is an automatic music recommendation service. It is smart radio.
pandora.com

AOL had over 30 million global users.

2001

Over 230 million websites

2012