History of the Internet

1968

First ARPANet node installed at UCLA Measurement Center.

1972

The "@" sign is chosen for its "at" meaning.

1976

Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

1983

Microsoft Windows is introduced.

1988

A virus called the Internet Worm temporarily shuts down 10% of the worlds Internet servers.

1992

The first audio and video are distributed over the Internet. The phase "surfing the Internet" is popularized.

1988

The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage in the Internet.

2004

Facebook goes online and the era of social networking begins.

2005

Youtube.com is launched

2009

40th anniversary of the Internet.

2011

Facebook and Twitter accelerates revolt in Middle East.

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