Important Dates of the Internet

By:Ashley Grider

1978

The first spam e-mail was sent.

1989

The World Wide Web was invented.

1989

AOL launches its Instant Message Chat service, and begins welcoming users with the well know phrase, "You've got mail."

1990

The first tool to be able to search the internet was invented, Archie.

1992

The term surfing the net is coined

1994

The first item bought online was purchased. A pizza from Pizza Hut

1995

The first item on eBay was sold

1995

The first dating website was invented, Match.com

2001

Wikipedia was created

2014

The messaging app "Whatsapp" was bought by Facebook

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