History of the Internet

1965

  • Birth of the internet. The first wide area computer net-work was created.

1972

  • E-mail was introduced. Ray Tomlinson created standard internet email address format, using the @ sign.

1989

1990

1993

  • IMG & HTML tags are created.

1994

  • First web purchase takes place. A pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut.

1997

  • Netflix launches as a company that sends DVDs to homes via mail.

1998

Google and Napster are launched. Google is brought online changing the way people search for information and Napster is launched opening a way to share audio files.

2001

  • Wikipedia is launched.

2002

  • Xbox Live is first launched.

2003

  • Apple launched itunes store releasing over 200,000 thousand songs at 99¢ each.

2005

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