Evolution of Technology and the Internet 1990-2013

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World Wide Web is Born

1990 - 1991

First Webcam Created

1992 - 1993

First graphical web browser

1993 - 1994

Yahoo!

1993 - 1994

Created by two Stanford University Students Jerry Wang and David Filo

Email revolutionizes how we communicate

World first blogs emerge

1993 - 1994

The term blog is created as an influx of users go to the web to post news and just stuff about their daily lives.

Amazon

1994 - 1995

Amazon revolutionizes how customers shop by allowing them to purchase a wide variety of items online.

Craigslist

1995 - 1996

Website were users can post and look up free online classified ads

Hotmail

1996 - 1997

Free web based email service

Netflix

1997 - 1998

A service were users can rent movies and TV shows online or stream them directly to their computer.

About.com

1997 - 1998

A site full of articles, online courses and much more information.

Google

1998 - 1999

Monster.com

1999 - 2000

An online place for employers to find employees

Web 2.0

1999 - 2000

As more and more user generated information makes its way to the internet the web gets updated to web 2.0

deviantArt

2000 - 2001

A website were users can post their own user created artwork

Wikipedia

2001 - 2002

Launched on January 15, 2001

LinkedIn

2002 - 2003

An employer based social network

Skype

2003 - 2004

Facebook

Feb 4 2004 - 2005

Mark Zukerberg launches Facebook as a softmore at Harvard University

YouTube

2005 - 2006

Domain activated on Feb 14 2005 - Google buys YouTube for $1.6 billion

Ebooks

2005 - 2006

Publishers begin to release books over the internet saving paper and time

twitter

2006 - 2007

Tumblr

2007 - 2008

A micro-blogging website that allows anyone to easily create a site and blog.

Google Street View

2007 - 2008

Provides a real life views of streets throughout the world via satellite and mobile scanning.

i Phone

2007 - 2008

Apple creates iphone and makes popular mobile web

Blackboard learn

2008 - 2009

Dropbox

2008 - 2009

Cloud based file hosting

kickstarter

2009 - 2010

Online funding site for creative projects

iPad

2010 - 2011

First I pad released April 3rd 2010

Google+

2011 - 2012

Google social network launched

Google Glass

2012 - 2013

Glasses designed that when worn display information taken from the internet about what you are looking at.