July 10, 2020
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Key events in Internet History
⟶ Updated 3 Oct 2018 ⟶
List of edits
6 Dec 2018
Paul Baran invented “packet switching”
(DARPA) invented the ARPANET network
Ray Tomlinson invented email!
The first computer-to-computer chat was tested
The Network Voice Protocol was invented
Steve Walker invented the first mailing list in which you can send to multiple people
The idea of using symbols -) came from Kevin Mackenzie
The first virus made the ARPANET stop working!
The DNS or Domain Name System is invented
Jarkko Oikarinen invented inter-relay-chat (IRC).
Tim Berners-Lee was the inventor of the World Wide Web
Alan Emtage invented Archie
Jean Armour Polly was the first to coin the term “surfing the Internet.”
The first Multicast Backbone (MBONE); audio and video broadcasted
The first web browser is created and it is named Mosaic!
The CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone, with no fees due!
The first Internet banner ad is on hotwired.com. It is for AT&T.
Sun Microsystems invents JAVA.
AuctionWeb makes it first sale.
The term web log is coined by Jorn Barger, which is later shortened to a blog
PayPal was invented.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) was used for the first time!
The release of Napster, a file sharing system, makes P2P popular.
With the launch of the iTunes Store, people could purchase and download music legally.
The word podcast is first used to describe an Internet audio or video broadcast.
Facebook is created.
Youtube is created.
The first “tweet” is sent.
Groupon offered its first group coupon for pizza!
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