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Internet Timeline Project
11 months ago
MIT Scientist Paul Baran developed "packet switching," this created the first government "internet" called ARPAnet
J.C.R. Licklider proposed the "galactic network" idea to make long distance communication possible and efficient.
Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web, introducing a "web" of information that anyone can access
ARPAnet adopts TCP/IP, creating a "network of networks," which later became the modern internet
Bill Gates introduces the first Xbox
Approximately 1 billion PCs have been sold
eBay acquires Skype
Skype announces that it has over 1 million registered users
An 3D animation of a dancing baby gained internet popularity over emails and forums, becoming one of the first viral videos
One of the first internet memes gains popularity, after an English arcade game incorrectly translated a Japanese phrase into "all your are base belong to us"
Facebook is introduced after it was created by Harvard University students (Mark Zuckerberg), gaining 1,000 users within 24 hours
Several of the world's largest websites joined to create the largest internet protest after a censorship law was passed
Twitter is launched
The Federal Trade Commission adopts laws to keep the internet free and open
Facebook has over 1 billion users
Pinterest is published in over 30 languages and has over 73 million users
The internet celebrates its 40th birthday
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