History of the Internet
- Birth of the internet. The first wide area computer net-work was created.
- E-mail was introduced. Ray Tomlinson created standard internet email address format, using the @ sign.
- AOL creates Instant Messanger chat and begins welcoming users with the “You’ve got mail!”
- IMG & HTML tags are created.
- First web purchase takes place. A pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut.
- Netflix launches as a company that sends DVDs to homes via mail.
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.
- Wikipedia is launched.
- Xbox Live is first launched.
- Apple launched itunes store releasing over 200,000 thousand songs at 99¢ each.
- Youtube is founded, bring free online video hosting. First video is off Youtube created visiting the zoo!