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A Timeline of the Internet's Evolution
⟶ Updated 17 Nov 2017 ⟶
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Ray Tomlinson introduces network email.
The term Internet is born.
Queen Elizabeth II hits the “send button” on her first email.
The number of hosts on the Internet exceeds 20,000.
The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int system for naming websites.
CERN introduces the World Wide Web to the public.
The phrase "surfing the Internet" is popularized.
Yahoo! is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
Netflix is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph.
The Google search engine is born.
Facebook goes online and the era of social networking begins.
YouTube.com launches. The social news site Reddit is also founded.
Twitter launches. The company's founder, Jack Dorsey, sends out the very first tweet: "just setting up my twttr."
Facebook reaches 400 million active users.
The social media sites Pinterest and Instagram are launched.
Google unveils Google Assistant.
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