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18 Oct 2017
Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology.
BBN’s Ray Tomlinson introduces network email. The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols.
Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. The term Internet is born.
The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) is born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET, known as Telenet.
Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn (the duo said by many to be the Fathers of the Internet) publish "A Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection," which details the design of TCP.
Queen Elizabeth II hits the “send button” on her first email.
The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int system for naming websites. This is easier to remember than the previous designation for websites, such as 123.456.789.10.
World.std.com becomes the first commercial provider of dial-up access to the Internet.
The world wide web was released to the public in August 1991. Not to be confused with the internet the World Wide Web is the WWW in front of every website link.
The first web browser, 'Mosaic' was released in 1993. It had 5 different versions, with the last version, v.3, being released in January 1997. Netscape, Opera, and Internet explorer were release in Mosaic's life cycle before it died off.
The MP3 format was released in 1999. Today this format is usually used for songs. You are not able to view the video with the audio in this format.
The browser used on Apple computers called 'Safari' was released in 2003. It has had 6 different versions released since then with the last version being release in 2011. (5.1)
Google chrome was released in 2008. It has had 20 different versions since its release with the last update in 2012. Google chrome allows different themes and addons. That with the care and frequent updates contributes to its massive success.
The social media sites Pinterest and Instagram are launched.
YouTube.com launches. The social news site Reddit is also founded.
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