Important Internet Dates
by: Nicole Hartman

1989

The world wide web begins and AOL launches its Instant Messenger chat service.

1994

-One of the first known Web purchases takes place (a pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and extra cheese) from Pizza Hut.

-Stanford University college students, Jerry Yang and David Filo creates Yahoo!

1995

-Amazon.com opens for business and they are names the "Earth's Biggest Bookstore".

-The first online dating site opens (Match.com).

-craigslist is started by Craig Newmark.

-Chris Lamprecht is the first person to become banned from the Internet.

1996

-Nokia releases The Nokia 9000 Communicator which is the first cellphone that allows people to access the internet.

-One of the world's first Webmail services is launched (HoTMaiL).

-A 3D animation called "The Dancing Baby" becomes of the first viral videos.

1997

-Netflix is created

-Google.com is registered as a domain

2002

-55 million people go online from their work.

-Social network site Friendster.com launches but it soon taken over by Facebook.

-Microsoft launches Xbox Live.

2003

-Apples launched iTunes Music Store with 200,000 songs each sold at $0.99. Within the first week, one million songs are sold.

-Skype is launched and the term 'Skype me' is created.

-MySpace.com is founded and launched by musicians.

2005

-YouTube is founded on Valentine's Day. The first video is uploaded my a co-founder, Jawed Karim, on April 23rd.

-About 25 million people have sold something online.

2007

Apple releases its first iPhone. $499 for a 4GB and $599 for a 8GB.

2012

-66% os internet users use Facebook and 12% use Instagram.

-Facebook reaches 1 billion monthly active users. The company buys Instagram for $1 billion dollars.

Comment Stream