History of the Internet

By: Aleigha Allen

1969 The ARPANET

The beginning of the internet, it was a test bed for many networking technologies and the first wide area packet switching. Although it was only connected to a few computers, it was enough to make the internet what it is today!

1971 Email

In 1971, the first email ever was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself. "The test messages were entirely forgettable. . . . Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar."

1972 BBN

Works with BBN and makes the first interactive program devoted to the email system, and makes the @ sign in emails and other interactive medias today that helps you connect a username with the destination address.

1989 Aol

Aol's Instant Messenger chat service is launched and welcomes users with the greeting ''You've got mail!''

1990 World Wide Web

Tim Berners Lee develops the first web browser ''World Wide Web''

1995 Mircosoft

Microsoft launches a program and is known to be the first version of internet explorer or known as other than Windows 95.

2000 Cyberbullying

First known use of the term was in 2000

2005 Youtube

YouTube is founded and is later acquired by Google a year later.

2007 Apple

Apple releases its first iPhone.

2010 Mobile

35% of adults have phones with apps but only 1/4 of them don't even use those apps.

2014 Relationships

45% of internet users in relationships say they met online.

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